Green, white, and black peppercorns all originate from the berries associated with the Piper nigrum plant; black peppercorns are the strongest for the three varieties. Pre-ground black colored pepper is sold is sold cracked and coarsely or carefully floor, but loses its flavor rapidly and should be kept in a very good dark location for no more than three months. Freshly ground black pepper is far exceptional.
climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) whenever fully ready; southern Asia and Sri Lanka; naturalized in north Burma and Assam
- pepper that's surface from entire peppercorns with husks on
There are also found the black pepper plant (Piper Clusii), a climbing plant abundant in the mountain districts; the grains of paradise or melegueta pepper plant (Amomum Melegueta) and other Amomums whose fruits are prized.