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black pepper powder

Black Pepper is one of the most commonly used spices worldwide. Black pepper powder is made by grinding peppercorns, which are dried berries from the vine Piper nigrum. It has a sharp and mildly spicy flavor that goes well with many dishes.

Black pepper is a good source of manganese, a mineral that can help with bone health, wound healing and metabolism. In fact, one teaspoon of black pepper offers 16 percent of your daily recommended intake (DRI) of manganese and 6 percent of your DRI of vitamin K. (source: webmd)

black pepper powder

Tips to Use Black Pepper: Preparing grounded pepper powder at home is better than buying it ready-made. However, even homemade powder retains its freshness for only 3 months, while whole peppercorns can keep their freshness indefinitely. Adding a pinch of black pepper to every meal may help in improving both, taste and digestion. It could also help improve your overall health and well being. You can also add ground pepper to your eggs, omelette, when marinating meat or sprinkle a small pinch on your salads such as watermelons.

There are 10 important healthy benefits of black pepper. 1. It has high in antioxidants called piperine, which may help prevent free radical damage to your cells. 2. It has high anti-inflammatory properties. 3. it may benefit your brain. 4. It may improve blood sugar control. 5. It may lower cholesterol levels. 6. it has cancer fighting properties. 7. It boosts absorption of nutrients. 8. It may promote gut health. 9. It may reduce appetite. 10. It may offer pain relief.

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Use with caution: People may cause sneezing or trigger asthma symptoms in some people. if you haven't tried pepper before, test a tiny amount at first or consult your primary care doctor. Patients who have undergone abdominal surgery should not excessive pepper to their diet because it can have an irritating effect on the intestines.

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black pepper powder


Coarse       : Spices

Cuisine      : Indian

Author       : Jayashree Karthik

Prep Time  : 5 min

Cook Time : 5 min

Total Time  : 10 min

black pepper powder


  • 1 cup whole black pepper corns


  • add whole black pepper corn into a heavy bottomed pan and dry roast in low flame for 5 minutes
  • dry roast the pepper corns until it starts to splutter and turns crispy and then switch off the flame
  • cool down the pepper corns at room temperature and then add into the clean dry mixer jar
  • grind to a fine power and cool down at room temperature for next 1 hour
  • then store the pepper powder in a clean dry container
  • black pepper powder is ready to use and use a dry spoon every time you use it
  • Enjoy!
  • i love to grind to a fine powder, but some people love to grind to a slight coarse powder
  • store at room temperature for 6 months

black pepper powder


add whole black pepper corns in a dry pan

dry roast in low flame for 5-7 minutes until nice aroma comes, also it starts to splutter, then switch off the flame 
and cool down at room temperature

add roasted pepper corns into the mixer jar

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grind to a fine powder

black pepper powder

store the pepper powder in an air tight container

black pepper powder


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