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Malabar Pepper

Malabar Pepper

General Description: Pepper is the most popular spice in the world, and once so highly valued that it was traded ounce for ounce for gold. It has a warm, woody smell that is fresh, pungent and agreeably aromatic.

Uses: Pepper is a universal spice used in dishes throughout all regions of the world. It is commonly used in meat rubs, salad dressings, soups and stews.

History: Pepper is mentioned by Roman writers in the fifth century. It is said that Attila demanded among other items 3,000 lb. of Pepper in ransom for the city of Rome. In the Middle Ages, Europeans often used Pepper to pay rent, dowries, and taxes. Shakespeare mentions Pepper in his plays.

Origin: Malabar peppercorns are grown in the coastal areas on the southwest side of India.

Shelf Life: PEPPERCORNS will last indefinitely. Put them in a warehouse for a hundred years and they will lose only an infinitesimal part of their weight, and none of their pungency.