Black Pepper Literally Compliments Everything in the Kitchen!
Black pepper, also called Guinea pepper, native to the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. Other common names for this spice are Guinea grains, melegueta pepper, and grains of paradise. For centuries the world has been using this extraordinarily tasty and healthy spice!
In the 14th and 15th centuries spice production was very important economically and these areas of West Africa became what was referred to as Grain shores or Melegueta shores. From here, the spices were carried across the Sahara desert and by boat to Europe from Tripoli. Later, Portuguese merchants carried spices directly to Europe from African shores.
Black Pepper Health Benefits
Not only does it add a great taste to your cooking, but there are many health benefits to using black pepper! Black pepper has been known to produce relief from respiratory disorders, coughs, the common cold, and heart disease.
Black pepper essential oil contains potassium, which helps keep your blood pressure in check and ensures that it does not get to an unhealthy or dangerously high level. Not to mention it promotes weight loss, as the outer layer of the peppercorn assists in the breakdown of fat. Almost calorie free, black pepper not only tastes great, but it’s great for you too!
Black Pepper is a rich source of:
● Vitamin C
● Vitamin K
● Dietary fiber
Black Pepper Uses
● Cooking : Black pepper is the perfect choice for adding additional flavor to your food without adding any troublesome MSG.
● Skin Exfoliation : Crush some black pepper and make a scrub to remove dead skin cells and exfoliate your skin. This will help remove toxins from your skin, leaving it soft and radiant. Black pepper also helps promote blood circulation and provides more oxygen and nutrients to your skin. Its antiinflammatory and antibacterial properties can also help prevent acne.
● Oil and Salad Dressing: Combine your Black pepper with your favorite cooking oil, lemon juice, and salt to make a mouthwatering salad dressing that will give your raw veggies a little bit of zing!
Naturalike Black Pepper
At Naturalike, we source all of our Black pepper directly from the finest dealers in Nigeria. We take the time to form close relationships with local Nigerian farmers to ensure that we are providing you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality product that we have become know to deliver. Enjoy!