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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Black Pepper

What is Black Pepper
Black pepper is a spice or seasoning common in many cuisines. It is made from the unripe fruit, or peppercorns, of the Piper nigrum plant, a flowering vine native to South India. Black pepper is usually ground for use in foods.
Black peppercorns are hard and must typically be ground in order to be edible. However, ground pepper loses its flavor quickly. Most chefs recommend grinding black pepper as needed, immediately before adding it to food, in order to retain the most flavor.





Health Benefits

  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum)stimulates the taste buds in such a way that an alert is sent to to the stomach to increase hydrochloric acid secretion, thereby improving digestion. 
  • Black pepper has long been recognized as a carminitive, (a substance that helps prevent the formation of intestinal gas), a property likely due to its beneficial effect of stimulating hydrochloric acid production. In addition, black pepper hasdiaphoretic (promotes sweating), and diuretic (promotes urination) properties.
  • Black pepper has demonstrated impressive antioxidant and antibacterial effects--yet another way in which this wonderful seasoning promotes the health of the digestive tract. 
  • The health benefits of black pepper are thought to extend to it being a cancer fighting agent.  Piperine, found in peppercorns, effectively counteracts the development of cancer. 

Pls be aware of side effects before you start taking large amount. Excessive usage might over simulate kidney. So check before taking too much... 
Although the increased secretion of hydrochloric acid provides digestion benefits for most people, in some in can cause the opposite effect, resulting in the loss of potassium. For some, this increased production may also result in gastric bleeding.
Medications including lithium may interact badly with black or white pepper and use should be avoided by patients on these medications.


Medical disclaimer:
 
The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. It is not to be used to diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications.


    Names In Other Languages for Black Pepper (Arabic, Assamese, Bengali,Chinese, French, German, Gujarati,Hindi, Kannada, Malay, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu)::



    Nutritional value

    Amounts per 1 tbsp (6g)

    Calorie Information
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Calories
    15.9
    (66.6 kJ)
    1%
      From Carbohydrate
    13.0
    (54.4 kJ)
      From Fat
    1.7
    (7.1 kJ)
      From Protein
    1.3
    (5.4 kJ)
      From Alcohol
    0.0
    (0.0 kJ)

    Carbohydrates
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Total Carbohydrate
    4.1
    g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber
    1.7
    g
    7%
    Starch
    ~
    Sugars
    0.0
    g

    Fats & Fatty Acids
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Total Fat
    0.2
    g
    0%
    Saturated Fat
    0.1
    g
    0%
    Monounsaturated Fat
    0.1
    g
    Polyunsaturated Fat
    0.1
    g
    Total trans fatty acids
    ~
    Total trans-monoenoic fatty acids
    ~
    Total trans-polyenoic fatty acids
    ~
    Total Omega-3 fatty acids
    10.0
    mg
    Total Omega-6 fatty acids
    60.6
    mg
    Protein & Amino Acids
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Protein
    0.7
    g
    1%

    Vitamins
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Vitamin A
    18.7
    IU
    0%
    Vitamin C
    1.3
    mg
    2%
    Vitamin D
    ~
    ~
    Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
    0.0
    mg
    0%
    Vitamin K
    10.2
    mcg
    13%
    Thiamin
    0.0
    mg
    0%
    Riboflavin
    0.0
    mg
    1%
    Niacin
    0.1
    mg
    0%
    Vitamin B6
    0.0
    mg
    1%
    Folate
    0.6
    mcg
    0%
    Vitamin B12
    0.0
    mcg
    0%
    Pantothenic Acid
    ~
    ~
    Choline
    0.7
    mg
    Betaine
    0.6
    mg

    Minerals
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Calcium
    27.3
    mg
    3%
    Iron
    1.8
    mg
    10%
    Magnesium
    12.1
    mg
    3%
    Phosphorus
    10.8
    mg
    1%
    Potassium
    78.7
    mg
    2%
    Sodium
    2.7
    mg
    0%
    Zinc
    0.1
    mg
    1%
    Copper
    0.1
    mg
    4%
    Manganese
    0.4
    mg
    18%
    Selenium
    0.2
    mcg
    0%
    Fluoride
    2.1
    mcg

    Sterols
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Cholesterol
    0.0
    mg
    0%
    Phytosterols
    5.7
    mg

    Other
    Amounts Per Selected Serving
    %DV
    Alcohol
    0.0
    g
    Water
    0.7
    g
    Ash
    0.3
    g
    Caffeine
    0.0
    mg
    Theobromine
    0.0
    mg


    Footnotes for Spices, pepper, black
    Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21. Each "~" indicates a missing or incomplete value.

    Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

    Nutrition Data's Opinion, Completeness Score™, Fullness Factor™, Rating, Estimated Glycemic Load (eGL), and Better Choices Substitutions™ are editorial opinions of NutritionData.com, given without warranty, and are not intended to replace the advice of a nutritionist or health-care professional. Nutrition Data's opinions and ratings are based on weighted averages of the nutrient densities of those nutrients for which the FDA has established Daily Values, and do not consider other nutrients that may be important to your health or take into account your individual needs. Consequently, Nutrition Data's higher-rated foods may not necessarily be healthier for you than lower-rated ones. All foods, regardless of their rating, have the potential to play an important role in your diet.

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    Black Pepper Substitute

    - ground chiles (like cayenne or paprika) -- chile flavor, heat.
    -long pepper -- old south Asian flavor.
    -Szechwan peppercorns -- slightly numbing heat.
    -grains of paradise -- not quite sure of the flavor, but got a lot of use in medieval cooking.


    Where it can be used

    Black peppercorns are hard and must typically be ground in order to be edible. However, ground pepper loses its flavor quickly. Most chefs recommend grinding black pepper as needed, immediately before adding it to food, in order to retain the most flavor.
    It can be used in food recipe as seasoning. It can be used in treating some medical conditions

    How to Store


    Store in cool dark cupboard away from direct sunlight. Keep tightly closed when not used


    Recipe Using  Black Pepper(Here I list only main dishes.. but Black Pepper can be used in lot of dishes for decoration or just to add little flavour)

    http://Great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com --> Search for Black Pepper



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