Have you ever heard that black pepper is indigestible?
So is it?
Where does black pepper go after you swallow it?
I thought as a child that pepper sat in the bottom of your stomach until you died. My grandmother told me this very seriously.
Where on earth do these ideas come from?
Actually, pepper has been used as a medicine for centuries and it is considered to be an excellent aid to digestion, certainly not an indigestible substance itself.
Imagine if a person consumed an average of a pinch of pepper every day At the end of 20 years, he or she would have 3 cups of pepper sitting at the bottom of his or her stomach. Thanks goodness that pepper is completely digestible. You can use and enjoy pepper with complete peace of mind.
Interesting facts about pepper.
Black Peppercorns are green when harvested, and change colour while drying.
White Peppercorns are Black Pepper without skin.
Pepper is rich in both vitamin A and C and also has a very high caffeine content.
Health benefits of any food or herb are based on its key active ingredients.
The distinctive Pepper taste is a result of the chemical piperine found in the white centre of the Peppercorn.
Piperine is the key chemical in black pepper and offers many health benefits.