Black Pepper Calories & Nutritional Values
Peppercorns come in several colors and tastes, but they are the same fruit which picked up from the same plant at different stages of maturity. Black pepper is hot in nature and available all year-round.
It has many benefits such as:
It has many benefits such as:
1 teaspoon (2.3 grams), of ground black pepper approximately contains;
Black pepper promotes weight loss and improves skin condition. It stimulates production of pigmentation in the skin and protects the skin against premature ageing.
Black pepper boosts metabolism and increases the absorption of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It is stimulating to the digestive system and also helps in relieving common cold and cough. It also fight tooth decay and provides quick relief from tooth ache.
Black pepper fights cancer by activating our body’s natural killer cells. Natural killer cells are part of our immune system's rapid response against cancer cells.
We have about 2 billion of these cells circulating in our blood stream at any one time.They're called natural killers because they don't require activation by prior exposure. They are always ready, and black pepper spices them up to be more active.
The same thing found for the spice cardamom. And if you add them both together, they synergize and you double their individual actions.
Selection and storage:
Buy whole peppercorns. The peppercorns should be wholesome, heavy, round and compact. Powdered pepper loses its flavor and aroma through evaporation.
You may use hand held pepper mills to grind the peppers just before its addition to the cooking preparations or dressing the food preparations right on the dining table.
Airtight container helps to preserve its spiciness longer. Pepper can also lose flavor when exposed to light. Peppercorns can be stored at room temperature for many years.
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