White pepper is a variety of the species Piper nigrum, consisting solely of black pods. The spice and flavor come from peppercorns, which are berries that grow on this plant's vines. The flavorful spice has a rich taste that creates an interesting contrast to other strong flavors like garlic or onion on your palate. Finding it whole adds a more flavorful taste to dishes and can be used for decoration.
Flavor profile: earthy
Used in: soups, potato dishes
Health benefits: antibacterial, antimicrobial properties