We all know that pepper is one of the ultimate spices. It adds the zing and flavor in otherwise bland dishes. Along with salt and water, pepper is one of the most common ingredients in any dish. You might say that pepper is an indispensable part of any kitchen. It can bring life any dish that you might deem as lacking.
But are you aware that there are different kinds of pepper? It’s true. There are dishes around the world that require a specific kind of pepper to flavor the dishes. Indeed, there’s more to our pepper that goes beyond our usual black.
Do you want to learn more? Here’s a list of some of the peppercorn varieties available:
Black Peppercorns – these are the dried berries from the peppercorn plant. They are also considered as the most pungent and strongest in flavor compared to other colors.
Tellicherry pepper – is the oldest source of black pepper. It has larger and darker corns than others. It also has a more complex flavor which is why it is more popular. It got its name from the port and region from which it came from.
Green peppercorns – these are the green berries that were picked long before they are ripe. They have strong tart flavor, although that doesn’t stay long. They come either packed in brine solution or freeze-dried.
Red Peppercorn – these are pretty rare and hard to find, especially in the US. These have a sweet and mellow flavor in contrast to the pungent strong flavor of the black.