peppercorn, black, Malabar, whole

$14.08 - $50.76
0.00 LBS
Pepper is probably the most influential spice in world history. Several European countries competed to discover the quickest routes possible to India and the West, all searching for pepper.

Pepper was responsible for the trade routes via land and sea in Europe, China (the Silk Road), India, South Africa, and South America, which resulted in navigation by stars, as explorers sailed the oceans searching for spices, especially pepper. When explorers arrived in the Americas, they searched for pepper and other spices; they also found cacao (chocolate), chiles, and vanilla.

Pepper was once traded ounce for ounce with gold. The impact this spice has had in history is immeasurable.

One of the best ways to utilize peppercorns is by using the flat side of a chef knife, a mortar and pestle, or a spice grinder to crush, crack, or grind pepper as needed for the best flavor. Pepper complements almost any dish, protein, legumes, grains, or vegetable.