White Pepper

White Pepper

 White pepper is a spice produced from the dried fruit of the pepper plant, the same plant as black pepper. It is, as suggested, white instead of black. It has a delicate, earthy heat and mild floral aroma, making it ideal for delicate dishes that need a bit of peppery heat.

It is generally white, but sometimes a few black ones pop in there.

It is also commonly used in white sauces and foods to not add black specks like a black peppercorn would.

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  •  Helps in relieving pain: According to a study, white pepper contains an active phenolic compound that possesses anti-inflammatory effect. This helps in easing the pain from the affected body part and gives relief to the patient.

    Helps in aiding arthritis: The anti-inflammatory agents of white pepper arevery effective for the long-term treatment of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis. It also helps in aiding all types of joint pain.

    Helps to treat respiratory problems: This prized spice is highly valued for its therapeutic agents like pectic polysaccharide and oligosaccharides, which are helpful in curing cold, asthma and other respiratory problems. 

    Prevents stomach ulcer: White pepper contains cimetidine, which improves the effect of gastric acid secretion for easy digestion of food. However, white pepper is 40 times less effective than histamine, which is naturally produced in the stomach.

    Manages blood pressure: Piperine and flavonoid in white pepper help to keep the blood pressure in check. They also help in improving the blood circulation.