What Are Green Peppercorns ? Benefits Of Green Peppercorns

Green Peppercorns

What Are Green Peppercorns ?

Green pepper, like black, is made from the unripe drupes. Dried green peppercorns are treated in a way that retains the green colour, such as treatment with sulphur dioxide, canning or freeze-drying. Pickled peppercorns, also green, are unripe drupes preserved in brine or vinegar. Fresh, unpreserved green pepper drupes, largely unknown in the West, are used in some Asian cuisines, particularly Thai cuisine. Their flavour has been described as spicy and fresh, with a bright aroma. They decay quickly if not dried or preserved.

Difference Between Green Pepper And Black Pepper

Black pepper is the most commonly used peppercorn, which is grinded and used as a spice or seasoning in many cuisines. Black pepper is produced by being harvested when they are still green unripe drupes of the pepper plant. Green pepper, similar to black is made from unripe pepper drupes. They are not boiled but are dried and treated with sulfur dioxide, canning or freeze-drying, in order to retain the green color.

Green Peppercorns

Benefits Of Green Peppercorns

  • Improves digestive tract
  • reduces gas
  • increases hydrochloric acid
  • helps reduce several types of stomach distress
  • fight bacterial growth and high in iron, vitamin K, and antioxidants

Caution

Green peppers are perishable and can spoil quickly. Excessive green pepper can cause gastrointestinal irritation.

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