Fill up a pepper grinder and you have a supply of freshly ground pepper. Black pepper is said to be good for many ailments including chronic cough and poor digestion. Try sprinkling freshly ground black pepper on pineapple pieces or on toast with butter for a delicious twist!
Black pepper is a 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 approximately 5 millimetres (0.20 in) in diameter, dark red when fully mature and contains a single seed. Peppercorns, and the powdered pepper derived from grinding them, may be described simply as pepper, or more precisely as black pepper (cooked and dried unripe fruit), green pepper (dried unripe fruit. These are either freeze dried, dehydrated or packed in brine or vinegar) and white pepper (dried ripe seeds).