The black pepper plant is a trailing, woody vine that is native to South India and is a member of the Piperaceae family. After a few years, the plant bears tiny white blossoms that become berries known as peppercorns. The berries of black pepper are picked before full maturity and turn dark when dried.
- 30 grams of this spice contains 79 percent of the daily recommended value of manganese which is a cofactor with the antioxidant superoxide dismutase that helps eradicate harmful free radicals that cause cellular damage. (1)
- Contains vitamin K which is a great nutrient to prevent cancer and increase bone strength to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. (2)
- A good source of iron which helps to increase the amount of oxygen delivered to the body and prevents the onset of anaemia. (3)
- Has generous levels of fibre that helps reduce blood pressure levels and contributes to weight loss. (4)
- Provides potassium for controlling the heart rate and lowering blood pressure. (5)
- Calcium to strengthen your bones and teeth. (6)
- Provides zinc which promotes the central nervous, immune, skeletal and reproductive system. (7)
- Black pepper helps to keep blood vessels pliable and is an anti-inflammatory. (8)
- A carminative which means that it discourages intestinal gas from forming. (9)
- The outer layer of the peppercorn aids in the break-down of fat cells, by warming the body which promotes sweating, and thus helps rid the body of toxins. (10)
Black Pepper Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams, raw
|Calories from Fat||27|
|Total Fat||3 g||5%|
|Saturated Fat||1 g||5%|
|Total Carbohydrates||65 g||22%|
|Dietary Fibre||27 g||106%|
|Vitamin A6%||Vitamin C||35%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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