White pepper consists of the seed of the pepper plant alone, with the darker-coloured skin of the pepper fruit removed. This is usually accomplished by a process known as retting, where fully ripe red pepper berries are soaked in water for about a week, during which the flesh of the pepper softens and decomposes. Rubbing then removes what remains of the fruit, and the naked seed is dried. Sometimes alternative processes are used for removing the outer pepper from the seed, including removing the outer layer through mechanical, chemical or biological methods.
White pepper has a milder, more delicate flavor than black pepper because it contains lesser piperine, the volatile oil that gives pepper its characteristic flavor. It is useful for adding a peppery flavor to light-colored sauces and soups. White pepper is preferred in Europe, especially France, and is also popular in Japan.
White pepper has quite a few benefits in store for one’s overall health.
May it be digestive issues, dental issues, diabetes cure, minor headaches, cough and cold or even weight loss, white pepper is known to be used to treat all of these.
However, it is important that one uses it correctly and in the right proportions to get the best results.
Content: 45 grams