Black pepper is known as the “king of spice“.It is one of the most common spices you can find in Indian kitchens. Black pepper comes from the pepper plant, a smooth woody vine that can grow up to 33 feet in hot. Black pepper is the world's most traded spice.
Tamil கருமிளகு karumilaku
Hindi काली मिर्च kaalee mirch
Telugu నల్ల మిరియాలు Nalla miriyalu
Malayalam കുരുമുളക് kurumulak
Kannada ಕರಿ ಮೆಣಸು Kari menasu
Bengali গোল মরিচ Gola marica
Punjabi ਕਾਲੀ ਮਿਰਚ Kali miraca
Marathi काळी मिरी Kali miri
Gujarati કાળા મરી Kala mari
Nepali कालो मर्च Kalo marca
Black pepper is one of the popular spice as well as essential ingredient in the diet of people in all parts of the world. It multiplies the flavour of every dish where it is added and tingles our taste buds. This flavour-enhancer, with its bold flavour, is an excellent addition to almost any dish.
Black pepper is a major component of Ayurvedic medicines that have been used for relief from nasal congestion and help in the removal of mucus from the respiratory tract, for a faster recovery.
Black has also been shown to have anti-carcinogenic properties.
Black pepper helps in the process of digestion. It has been found to have a stimulatory effect on the entire digestive system.
Black pepper tea is a commonly used remedy for coughs and sore throats in Ayurveda. The main ingredient is ground black pepper. Add ginger, lemon, honey and other ingredients for flavour.
Black pepper contains piperine that lowers bad cholesterol and increases the production of good cholesterol in the body. Thus, preventing cardiovascular disease and promoting heart health. Overall, it is an unavoidable spice in our kitchen.