Premium Quality Ceylon Black Pepper (Whole)
Ceylon Pepper is particularly favoured worldwide as it is quite rich in piperine, the alkaloid which lends it a distinct pungency. As a result, Ceylon Pepper from Sri Lanka fetches a premium price in the international spice market. Black pepper is widely used as a ‘hot’ cooking spice and seasoning. The taste of Sri Lankan black pepper is richly aromatic, with floral and citrus notes, while retaining a strong pungency. Extracts of black pepper - Piperine, oleoresin and essential oil- are also extracted from the whole drupes, and have applications as both spice and flavouring agents in the food industry, and also major industrial applications in the perfumery and the pharmaceutical industry.
Medicinal value of black pepper
Black pepper is a warming spice according to Ayurveda. It was administered to patients who suffered from such ailments as diarrhoea, constipation, arthritis, insect bites, and pulmonary and cardiovascular troubles. It also whets appetite and digestion
It is often used in combination with other spices since Piperine increases the bio-availability of many nutrients (such as selenium, beta-carotene, curcumin and vitamins A and C). That’s why it is always recommended to add a pinch of black pepper in turmeric preparation and dishes to better absorb curcumin In Chinese Traditional Medicine, pepper is identified as a spice capable of warming the body, used to fight cold and dissolve phlegm. In combination with other warming spices like ginger and cinnamon, it can be used in infusions to treat cold and flu.
It also helps the secretion of digestive enzymes in the pancreas and speeds up the intestinal transit (a slow transit is often associated with many health problems).