Four Peppercorn Melange
Our Four-Peppercorn Blend is a colorful and multi-layered mixture of black, white, green and pink peppercorns.
Ready to use either whole or ground. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Black Peppercorns, White Peppercorns, Green Peppercorns, Pink Peppercorns
Our Four-Peppercorn Blend is the perfect way to add complex, multi-layered pepper flavor to any dish. This signature blend features whole black, white, green and pink peppercorns. This variety of peppercorns all come from the common pepper plant (Piper nigrum), a flowering tropical plant that produces tiny berries. These berries can be harvested and processed at various stages of their maturity to achieve different flavors and colors.
Peppercorns have far-reaching cultural and historical significance. Europeans sought them as far back as ancient times, and as a result they often drove exploration and commerce. As early as the Roman Empire, they were bought, sold and taxed. The lure of pepper and other spices brought explorers from all over Europe to India during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Peppercorns were sometimes accepted in lieu of money in dowries, taxes and rents.
Vietnam is currently the world's largest producer of peppercorns, although India was the site of the first documented peppercorn use in the 4th century B.C. Experts believe the plant originated in the Southern Indian state of Kerala.
A stimulant, peppercorns have traditionally been used as a remedy for digestive complaints including indigestion and constipation. The chemical that gives peppercorns their hot flavor, piperine, may assist in chemical functions within the body. In Indian Ayurvedic medicine, peppercorns are also used to stimulate appetite and to treat colds, coughs and sore throats.