When archaeologists uncovered Ramses II, they found black peppercorns stuffed in his nostrils this was part of the ritual mummification process. During the Age of Discovery, black pepper and the profit of the spice trade was one of the reasons Portugal, Spain, France, and other European nations sailed the world and expanded the map: to find new sources of spice. Nearly all pepper traded in the ancient world made its way through Malabar on the Indian peninsula, and this is the main reason the region developed as a major port and trading post in the ancient world.
Indeed, black peppercorns play a distinct played in human history that is more entrenched in the development of nations than we understand. They also taste so flippin good.
Black pepper is used as a spice in nearly all the worlds cuisines as a pungent, spicy, heating agent for food due to the presence of capsaicin and piperine. Teasings of citrus and wood also add to black peppers allure. Black peppercorns can be used whole in stews, soups, stocks, and pickles. The item "Black Peppercorns" is in sale since Tuesday, August 02, 2016. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Food & Beverages\Spices, Seasonings & Extracts".
The seller is "spicejungle" and is located in Rockford, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.