Black Pepper

Botanical Name –  Piper nigrum

Black pepper belongs to the Piperaceae family and grows in tropical climates in the form of woody vines. Black pepper as a spice has a rich history what with voyages being undertaken for its discovery, wars fought over its cultivation, considerable amount of it made as an offering to god and its ownership considered to be a sign of financial superiority. Black pepper apart from enhancing the taste factor of a recipe also adds to it the various health benefits it is endowed with