Black Pepper Products
Known as the "King of the Spices", black pepper is thought to have originated in the Western Ghats of Kerala in India. With a history stretching back over 4,000 years, black pepper was written about in the Mahabarata back in the 4th century BCE. Black peppercorns were once valued so highly they were considered as precious as pearls and were even used as a form of money along trading routes. Attila the Hun and the Visigoths included black pepper as part of the ransom fee after sacking Rome and the Roman Emporer, Marcus Aurelius, taxed all peppers except black.
Black pepper was traditionally used as a digestive aid. According to the ancient Indian system of Ayurveda the heat and pungency of this spice could stimulate digestion and help to metabolise food. It can be used to enhance both sweet and savoury dishes, providing and excellent depth of flavour alongside many other benefits.
Here at Indigo we offer an extremely high quality Black Pepper Powder and Black Pepper Essential Oil.