SRI LANKAN BLACK PEPPER
Our Sri Lankan black pepper has a quick bite and a lingering aroma. We select only high density, early harvest berries deep black in color.
High density is a sign of a pepper that has been harvested at the right time and that has been properly cured and dried. The dark color is indicative of an early harvest, when the fresh peppercorns are still yellow-green in color. Black peppercorns harvested at that stage have a
fleeting hotness and a fresh taste. A quality pepper for your pepper mill.
Pepper is the most widely used spice in the world and known as “King of the Spices”. Pepper crop is native to South Asia and historical records reveal that pepper is originated in South India. Peppercorns were a much-prized trade good often referred to also as “black gold” and used by as a form of commodity money. Until well after the Middle age, virtually all of the black pepper found in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa traveled there from India’s Malabar region. It was some part of the preciousness of these spices that led to the European efforts to find a sea route to India and consequently to the European Colonial occupation of the country as well as European discovery and colonization of America/s. Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and Brazil are the main pepper producers in the world.
Products and Uses
Pepper is largely produced as black pepper which is the dried whole fruit. White pepper is produced by removing outer pericarp and pepper is also available in crushed and ground forms. A small amount of green and ripened pepper is pickled in brine and dehydrated green pepper and preserved red pepper also traded. Pepper oil and oleoresins are also extracted marketed as value-added products.
Pepper is mainly used as a spice and flavoring agent in the food industry. It also has industrial uses in perfumery and pharmaceutical industries.
Major Growing Areas
In Sri Lanka pepper is mainly cultivated in Low and Mid country Wet and Intermediate agro-climatic zones. The total extent of pepper in Sri Lanka is about 29,378 ha and Matale, Kandy, Kegalle, Badulla, Ratnapura, Monaragala, and Kurunegala are the major districts.
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DOUBLE WASHED & WELL DRIED -
MOISTURE BELOW 13%
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WHY OUR PEPPER?
WHOLE BLACK PEPPER
HIGH IN PIPERINE
9-11% - HIGHER
500 g/l to 550 g/l Grade
550 g/l to 600 g/l Grade (medium )
600 g/l to 650 g/l Grade (best)