Black Pepper is the most famous agriculture product in Sarawak. It is a food additive and a popular spice in the world, appearing in different forms, usually in powder and granules. Black pepper is a common spice in dishes. Since ancient times, black pepper has been cherished for its dual value of favoring and medicine.
Black pepper is an essential ingredient for many of the savory dishes. It is added to these savory dishes when they are done cooking, otherwise its volatile oils tend to evaporate and diminish its flavor. Freshly grounded peppercorns exhibit most flavours. Many of the dishes like soups, stews, marinades and sauces have peppercorns as their essential ingredient.
Proper digestion is very much needed to avoid many of the diseases like diarrhea, colic and constipation. Taking black pepper with the recipes will stimulate the taste buds and enhance the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Hydrochloric acid secretion aids in proper digestion.
Some of the studies have revealed that many of the digestive problems are caused with the lack of hydrochloric acid rather than excess amounts of it. Black pepper can also be effective against the formation of intestinal gas. Including of black pepper in your personal diet can promote sweating and urination, which removes the toxic waste from the body. Black pepper usage can also prevent gastrointestinal conditions and inhibits the formation of more gas in the body.
Peppercorn can have a positive effect in the breakdown of fat cells. This is due to the presence of phytonutrients in the outer layers of peppercorn and this can play a major role in weight loss. The inclusion of black pepper in your diet can act as a natural weight reducing agent. Once the fat cells are broken down into their component parts, they are easily processed by the body. Since black pepper is a diuretic and diaphoretic herb, it helps in promoting perspiration and urination, which in turn flush out toxins and excess water from the body.
Black pepper is extensively used for the preparation for cold and cough. The expectorant property of peppercorns can break up the phlegm and mucus deposites in the respiratory tracts. The natural irritant quality of black pepper can help with the expulsion of loosened materials through coughing and sneezing . This reduces the mucus and phlegm deposits and heal from whatever infection or illness caused the deposition in the first place.
黑胡椒在果实很青，尚未成熟时采摘下来，暴晒于太阳下使果皮皱缩干萎呈黑褐色，最后变成薄皱的一层，保留胡椒应有的味道，最后得到便是胡椒粒了，口味辛辣浓烈, 味道比白胡椒更为浓郁. 黑胡椒具有典型的木香和松木香, 口感麻辣。
黑胡椒的的香馥来自其含有胡椒碱，多用于红肉类(牛肉、羊肉)烹调使用，干燥的黑胡椒粉是中餐和西餐菜肴上的常用香料, 从古代开始, 黑胡椒就因其在调味与医学上的双重价值而备受珍视。