Today, we are going to present you the powerful black pepper! 🌑
It should be known that pepper was, in the first millennium, a “Black Gold” which was worth as much as silver. Just as the Goths, in 408, asked Rome for 3,000 pounds of Pepper as tribute in addition to gold and silver! It is only in the 15th century that pepper was imported and commercialized by Portugal. Black pepper was, for Theophrastus and Hippocrates, a true medicinal drug. All Rome used it against nervous patients, and the Arab people used it against stones and rheumatism.
We have already listed a huge list of benefits on our site: facilitates digestion by increasing the secretion of pancreatic juice, improves blood circulation, prevents intestinal problems and nausea, is antioxidant and antibacterial, regulates cholesterol levels, reduces asthma, is a powerful analgesic, antiseptic and febrifuge. It would be more than enough to make coffee! Pepper berries are the form that best retains the flavors of black pepper. However, its shell does not allow this taste to be transmitted to food.
That’s why we prefer crushed berries, not ground, to cook our meats 🥩
👨🍳👩🍳 OUR CHEFS’ TIP
Only add the crushed black pepper at the end of cooking, its taste will be preserved.