When it comes to cooking, black pepper is the most versatile spice you can have. It is the world's most traded spice and is known as the King of Spices! It has been used for centuries as a seasoning and flavor enhancer in both sweet and savory recipes of all types. Whole peppercorns are shaken into hot dishes like stews, sauces, and soups before they're cooked so their spicy aroma will rise up from them during simmering.
Flavor profile: hot, earthy, pungent
Used in: pickling, brining, soups
Health benefits: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties