This is true Piper Nigrum hailing from Vietnam and Brazil.
This grind* is best for seasoning meats and vegetables prior to cooking.
*Calibration of the Peppercorn is 0.8 / 1.4 mm
AROMA: Sharp, earthy, piney
ORIGIN: Vietnam and Brazil
PACKING SIZE: 19 oz. (1000 ml Jar) or 5 pounds bag (lb.)
If there’s one spice that has infiltrated American kitchens more than any other, it has to be Black Pepper. It’s been in the hearts and kitchen cabinets of Americans for centuries! Black Pepper is indigenous to India, where as early as 1000 BC, traders from Southern Arabia controlled the spice trade and pepper routes. Eventually, the Silk Road was born. A trade route that stretched over 4,000 miles and allowed Italian traders to sell pepper as a luxury item in medieval Europe. As more trade routes were established, pepper’s popularity quickly spread throughout world cuisines. At one point, it accounted for nearly 70% of the international spice trade. As it became more readily available, the prices dropped, and ordinary people like you and I were able to enjoy it! Not just for the kings and queens anymore!
Our Black Peppercorns are sourced from Vietnam and Brazil – two very hot climates that produce outstanding peppercorn products. The intense heat and humidity provide the perfect atmosphere for intense flavor and unparalleled quality. The flavors are not single note at all, but instead a deeply layered symphony of nuances. Flavors vary from woodsy to sharp and piney, to dried tropical fruits. This is certainly not your average table pepper – that will become more apparent as your start seasoning!
Our Coarse Grind – this is a fairly large grind, meant for seasoning cuts of meat, fish, and vegetables prior to cooking. It could also be used to finish dishes like salads, braises, and stews. It’s a little too big too big to seasoning soups and sauces – unless you really want to see the specs of pepper in the finished product. We recommend a liberal sprinkling of the coarse grind on a piece of beef before searing – perfection!