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Pepper is commonly described as the "king of spices," and it shares a place on most dinner tables with salt. The word pepper originated from the Sanskrit word pippali, meaning berry. Black pepper is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The fruit, known as a peppercorn when dried, is dark red when fully mature, and, like all drupes, contains a single seed.

Putting black pepper on your food may be one of the easiest, most economical ways to boost your overall wellbeing. Piperine, the main alkaloid from black pepper has been shown to substantially increase the bioavailability of the nutrients in foods and supplements. Piperine is a pungent compound found in the fruit of plants in the Piperaceae family, the most famous member of which is Piper nigrum, black pepper. Black pepper has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine as a restorative food. Piperine may help nutrients reach, enter and remain within their target cells for longer periods of time. As a result, a somewhat effective therapeutic substance may turn into a highly effective one by increasing its intracellular time.

Black pepper treatment research has shown that it may support healthy lipid levels, antioxidant molecules, and antioxidant enzymes in situations of oxidative stress. A recent scientific study showed that piperine possessed possible antidepressant activity and cognitive enhancing effects at all treatment durations. Researchers determined that piperine is a functional food that may improve brain function. This is a flavorful addition to any dish and turns the average meal into a superfood feast.

Some possible traditional uses of Organic Black Pepper Powder may include:

  • Yielding approximately 5 - 10% piperine
  • May support brain health
  • May support the bioavailability of nutrients & compounds
  • May support a healthy digestive system
  • May support a healthy inflammation response
  • May support a positive mental outlook
  • May support a healthy immune response

Constituents of Black Pepper include:

  • Protein, Fiber, Carbohydrates
  • Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, Potassium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Manganese, Copper, Sodium
  • Vitamins: Thiamin, Vitamin B-6, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folate (DFE), Vitamin A (IU), Vitamin A (RAE), Choline, Betaine, Vitamin K (phylloquinone), Beta Carotene, Alpha Carotene, Beta Cryptoxanthin, Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), Lycopene, Lutein & Zeaxanthin, Tocopherol, gamma
  • Lipids: Phytosterols
  • Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Proline, Serine
  • Piperine, Piperonal

Suggested Use: Add a dash to any food, soups, or sauce.

Botanical Name: Piper nigrum.

Other Names: Black Pepper, Blanc Poivre, Extrait de Poivre, Grain de Poivre, Hu Jiao, Kali Mirchi, Kosho, Krishna, Marich, Maricha, Pepe, Pepper, Pepper Extract, Pepper Plant, Peppercorn, Pfeffer, Pimenta, Pimienta, Pimienta Negra y Pimienta Blanca, Piper, Piper nigrum, Piperine, Poivre, Poivre Noir, Poivre Noir et Blanc, Poivre Noir et Poivre Blanc, Poivrier, Vellaja, White Pepper.

Parts Used: Whole Fruit.

Ingredients: Raw Black Pepper.

Origin: Grown and dried in Sri Lanka. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Certifications: Certified USDA Organic.

Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Ground Black Pepper Powder is certified Organic and passes our strict quality assurance which typically includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals, and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Organic Black Pepper Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. We recommend refrigerating your Organic Black Pepper Powder to maintain freshness.

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