Black pepper is called Marich in Sanskrit which is the synonym of Sun, as pepper is hot, piercing like Sun, that’s where it gets the name from another meaning of Marich is which kills (worms). It is one of the most widely used spice in the world. Black pepper has been known to Indian cooking since at least 2000 BCE. Although pepper was grown in southern Thiland and Malasia, its most important source was India, particularly the Malabar Coast in Kerala.
Ground, dried and cooked peppercorns have been used both for flavor and as a traditional medicine. Its the world’s most traded spice, and is one of the most common spices added to cuisines around the world. Its spiciness is due to a presence of a compound piperine which is a different kind of spicy from the capsaicin characteristic of chili peppers. Black pepper known as KING OF SPICES has many health benefits. When taken regularly in daily diet, it may help in:
- Improves flavor of food, increases appetite and improves digestion.
- Relieves bloating and abdominal pain.
- Extremely useful in respiratory disorders like caught, cold, asthma, congestion and sinusitis.
- Good for heart and kidney.
- Protects liver and improve its function.
- Increases sweating hence detoxify body.
- Used in recurrent fewer.
- In obesity treatment black pepper is widely used as it blocks fat cell formation improves metabolism and stimulate various organs.
- It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory in nature.
- In depression it is used along with other herbs.
- It is used in management of hyperthyroidism.
- Its paste improves blood circulation when applied locally.
- Its oil is used in leucoderma, eczeme, itching and other skin problems.
In medical conditions its advisable to consult an Ayurvedic Doctor.
How to use?
It can be used in salads, omletts,sauces, soups, fish and meat, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables etc.
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For Good shelf life store in an air tight container at a cool, dry and dark place.
The table below shows the amount of nutrients in a teaspoon of ground black pepper, weighing in at 2.3 grams (g)Trusted Source.
Energy in calories 5.77
Protein, grams (g) 0.239
Carbohydrates (g) 1.47
Fiber (g) 0.582
Sugars (g) 0.015
Calcium (mg) 10.2
Iron (mg) 0.223
Magnesium (mg) 3.93
Phosphorus (mg) 3.63
Potassium (mg) 30.6
Sodium (mg) 0.46
Zinc (mg) 0.027
Manganese (mg) 0.294
Selenium (mcg) 0.113
Fluoride (mcg) 0.787
Niacin (mg) 0.026
Folate (mcg) 0.391
Betaine (mg) 0.205
Beta carotene (mcg) 7.13
Lutein + zeaxanthin (mcg) 10.4
Vitamin E (mg) 0.024
Vitamin K (mcg) 3.77
Vitamin A (mcg retinol activity equivalents) 12.6