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Once you've tasted the difference between regular pepper and freshly ground peppercorns pepper, you won't be able to go back. Our Late Harvest Black Peppercorns are vine ripened until red before drying giving them a ruby hue and a unique fruity spice that we grind fresh on nearly every dish.
Grind or crack the peppercorns right before you use them like in a pepper grinder over a finished dish.
Refrain from toasting this spice as it will lose much of its fruity complexities.
Quang Tri, Vietnam
Known as “black gold,” peppercorns are one of Vietnam’s largest exports. Berries are often picked green to prevent insects and birds from eating mature fruit, but ours are vine-ripened an extra two weeks under the careful watch of our farmers—a ruby-red hue signals peak fruity and floral notes, as well as a smooth, lingering heat. We source from farms in Quang Tri, where Roots of Peace trains villagers to replace live minefields—more bombs were dropped in this province than in WWI and WWII combined—with this flourishing crop.
What are the benefits of black pepper?
May benefit brain health, anti-inflammatory properties, improve blood sugar, lower cholesterol, cancer fighting properties and more!
Why is black pepper so expensive?
Black pepper costs more depending on the time it takes to ripen which is why green peppercorns are often less expensive.
Why is pepper known as black gold?
“Over 2000 years ago, in the time of Julius Caesar, the Roman Empire was one of the most powerful empires in the world. The Romans loved the spice and bought it from here, in Southern India. They paid for it in gold, which is why the spice was also called Black Gold.” (https://www.evolveback.com/coorg/the-story-of-pepper/)