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- Certified Organic
- Certified Kosher
- Ethically Sourced
- Sustainably farmed
- Dye and Color Additive Free
- Low Fat
- Low Sodium
- No Added Sugar or Sweeteners
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- No Trans Fats
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- Salt Free
- Soy Free
- Sugar Free
Why You’ll Love Organic Black Whole Peppercorns Bag
In cooking, few other elements possess the power to enhance, balance, or even salvage a recipe the way spices can. When used right, they can take the palate to pleasantly surprising places. Everybody needs spices in their pantry—so naturally, we wanted to add them to Thrive Market’s growing collection of products. Introducing Thrive Market Whole Black Peppercorns Bag that allows you to always have fresh stock ready for your grinder.
Anyone who loves to cook knows that black pepper is as ubiquitous as salt in a kitchen. A few turns of a pepper mill can add enormous depth of flavor and subtle spice to a dish. But long before black pepper became salt’s sidekick, it was a really big (and expensive) deal. Luckily, you no longer have to traverse the globe to find this vital spice, because we’ve done it for you.
As with other Thrive Market products, all of our spices are organic, high-quality, and carefully sourced. Even better, our unique and minimal packaging means we can give an incredibly affordable price tag on thyme, oregano, curry powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, ground cumin, basil, turmeric powder, and more.
A brief history of pepper
References to black pepper have appeared in early Greek and Roman texts (as far back as 1000 B.C.). This spice played a vital role in the international trade routes between India and the rest of the world. To protect these routes, spice traders often told exaggerated stories about the unimaginable hardships endured in order to obtain these valuable goods. After all, no explorer in his right mind would risk traversing the globe just to be confronted by a terrifying mythical monster guarding its caché of precious peppercorns.
Due to its scarcity and high demand, black pepper became a super valuable commodity—at one point, it accounted for 70 percent of the world’s spice trade. But as it eventually became more accessible, the prices dropped, and more people were able to enjoy it.
How Thrive Market Whole Black Peppercorns are made
Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice or seasoning. When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn, or black pepper. Producing a high-quality peppercorn requires plenty of shade (canopies are draped over pepper gardens to mimic jungle cover) and meticulous care. Additionally, pepper plants require high temps, heavy and frequent rainfall, and well-draining soil, which is why it’s cultivated in many tropical countries such as Vietnam, Brazil, Indonesia, and Cambodia, to name a few.
A dash of spice makes everything nice
Black pepper is a staple in the kitchen, adding pungent, aromatic accent to savory dishes. You can add a dash of pepper atop your favorite salad just before serving, or use generously to season a steak. Add the peppercorns whole to brines and stock for the tiniest bit of heat, or sprinkle a bit on your avocado toast in the morning to add a bit of zest. Here are a few of our other favorite uses for black pepper:
- Halibut and Mushrooms in a Pepper-Ginger Broth
- Paleo Biscuits and Gravy
- Turmeric Tea Latte (black pepper is said to increase turmeric’s bioavailability)
- Or, create any of these spice blends to give your cooking more international flair
Benefits of Thrive Market Whole Black Peppercorns
Black pepper can contains a number of vitamins and minerals, which may include the following:
- Vitamins C and K
Whole peppercorns vs. ground pepper
Culinary experts will choose whole peppercorns over ground black pepper any day—but why? The minute that protective husk surrounding the peppercorn is penetrated, it starts to deteriorate, losing much of its flavor and potency. The same goes for most other spices —keeping them whole until you’re ready to use them ensures you can maximize their shelf life. With Thrive Market Whole Black Peppercorns Bag, you can refill your grinder whenever needed for freshly ground pepper.
More about Thrive Market products
At Thrive Market, our mission is to bring you the highest quality organic goods at truly affordable prices. That's why we've gone directly to the source to develop our own line of premium products made from the very best all-natural ingredients at a fraction of the usual price.
Finally, you don't need to choose between cost and quality, taste and health, value and your values. If it has the Thrive Market seal, you can trust that you're getting the highest quality product possible at the best price possible. Shop our premium, organic, and fair-trade certified virgin coconut oil, spices, nuts and dried fruit, tomato sauces, ghee, and sprouted grains today!