Black pepper

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ORIGIN

Black pepper originates mainly from two large producer countries, namely Vietnam and Brazil. But many other countries have a climate suitable for growing pepper (Madagascar, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, etc.). It is the fruit of the Piper Nigrum plant of the Piperaceae family.

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CULTIVATION METHOD

The pepper plant is a vine that needs to attach itself to a support. Peppercorns emerge in bunches. During the maturation process, peppers go through 3 colours: from green to yellow to red.

Pepper is produced as follows:
- To start with, the fruit is green. If harvested and dried at this stage, you get green pepper, which is fairly mild.
- At a higher degree of maturity, the fruit becomes dehydrated and turns black, when left to dry in the sun over the course of a few weeks.
- Fruit harvested when ripe is red in colour. It is then dried out of direct sunlight to prevent blackening. Pink peppercorns should not be confused with red pepper.
- To obtain white pepper, the fruit is harvested either when green or when ripe, then soaked in water to soften the pericarp, brushed and dried in the sun.

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HOW TO USE IT WHEN COOKING

Black pepper leaves a strong taste in the mouth and brings rich floral and spicy aromas to the nose. However, it does not withstand heat. It’s best to use a pepper mill and grind it straight onto the plate to release maximum flavour.

Black pepper is certainly the most commonly used spice in the world in cooking, but there are as many varieties of black pepper as there are of olive oil. Their properties are not all the same. So pay attention and learn how to recognise a ‘good pepper’, especially if you buy it already ground.

In fact, black peppercorns have a black outer layer (the pericarp) enclosing the compounds that give it its spicy flavour and a white centre enclosing the aromatic compounds. So ground pepper should be a nice dark grey colour; neither too dark nor too pale.

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Products

Find our ranges of products under different packaging, as well as our points of sale. Whole or ground, you will find the right product for your use.

Crushed black pepper



Seasons red meat, poultry, fish and salads.

Spicy flavour.

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Whole black pepper



Seasons red meat, poultry, fish and salads.

Spicy flavour.

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Whole black pepper



Our pots are suitable for those who consume a large amount of spices!

Enhances the flavour of roast meat, game, white meat and fish as well as vegetables, potage and many sauces.

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Whole black pepper



Our packets are convenient. They are resealable, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

Enhances the flavour of roast meat, game, white meat and fish as well as vegetables, potage and many sauces.

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Whole black pepper



Find our black pepper in a size in between the bottles and our 500ml pots.

This packaging is convenient, unbreakable and 100% recyclable!

Black pepper is used to flavour all kinds of dishes either while cooking or at the table.

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Whole black pepper



Our pepper mills are a must-have on your table or in the kitchen.

Black pepper enhances the flavour of red meat, poultry, fish and salads as well as vegetables, potage and many sauces.

It has a strong and intense taste.

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Ground black pepper



Seasons red meat, poultry, fish and salads.

Spicy flavour.

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Ground black pepper



Our pots are suitable for those who consume a large amount of spices.

Spicy flavour. Seasons red meat, poultry, fish and salads.

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Ground black pepper



Our packets are convenient. They are resealable, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

Spicy flavour. Seasons red meat, poultry, fish and salads.

Where to find this product ?

Ground black pepper



Discover our ground pepper in a size in between the bottles and our 500ml pots.

This packaging is convenient, unbreakable and 100% recyclable.

Spicy flavour. Seasons red meat, poultry, fish and salads.

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Crushed black pepper



Our product is whole and is used mainly for slow-cooked dishes with a long infusion time. The packaging has a double flap lid for ease of use.

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Ground black pepper



Our product is ground and used mainly for dishes with a short cooking and infusion time. The product is packaged in a pot with a double flap lid for ease of use.

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Whole black pepper



Our product is whole and is used mainly for slow-cooked dishes with a long infusion time. It is packaged in a small pot, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

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Whole black pepper



This product is sold whole and should be ground in a pepper mill to preserve its flavour until it is used. It is sold in a packet, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

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Ground black pepper



Our product is ground and used mainly for dishes with a short cooking and infusion time. It is sold in a packet, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

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