Why Black Pepper Is Known As "King Of Spices"?
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Black pepper is rightfully regarded as the "king of spices." Black pepper is indigenous to Kerala, a state in South India, unlike its eternal partner, salt, which is widely available everywhere. Throughout reality, pepper is mentioned in ancient Greek and Roman history. According to a legend, peppercorns were placed into Ramses the Great's nostrils before he was mummified (1303–1213 BC). This information shows that there were ancient trading connections between Egypt and India. The age of this spice is that old. Sometimes people talk about pepper and peppercorn in the same sentence. The word "pepper" comes from the Sanskrit word pippali, the Latin word piper, and the Old English word pipor. The best Indian pepper still originates from Malabar, which was the first location in India to cultivate black pepper. The flavour of pepper was widely known to the locals long before Alexander the Great set foot on Indian territory. It has existed for all of recorded history. This particular spice was also widely used in biblical times. Pepper didn't achieve a newfound position in the world of "good cooking" until later in the Middle Ages. This spice's significance goes beyond its culinary applications. It was regarded as a priceless item that might be used as payment in tribute.

Healing Touch

The primary active ingredient in peppers, piperine, is considered to have antioxidant effects and is what gives this spice its distinct flavour. By controlling oxidative stress and fighting free radicals, antioxidants lower the chance of developing chronic diseases.

Gut Friendly

Additionally, black pepper may aid in digestion. According to Keith Singletary, retired professor of nutrition at the University of Illinois, "There are a lot of animal studies that indicate some possible benefit for the gastrointestinal tract," according to a Time article on black pepper.

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Due to its therapeutic qualities, black pepper has been recommended as a treatment for colds and coughs in Ayurveda and naturopathy for millennia. Your grandma may have tried this at-home remedy on your mother and your mother may have tried it on you because the traditional black pepper-honey mixture works well to relieve cough and nasal congestion. It is well known for treating sore throats and preventing infections.

Culinary Wonder

Black pepper, one of the most popular spices in the world, is a need in every kitchen. With this spice, you may flavour your curries, add them to warm beverages, give freshly cut fruits a kick by dusting them on them, add a dash to your salad, or marinate your meat.