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Spices, Black Pepper

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About This Food

Description

Pepper is the dried berry of Piper nigrum and the world's most popular spice.

The vine - which can grow up to ten feet tall - is indigenous to India and Asia.

Black pepper, the spiciest variety, is made from berries that are picked unripe. The berries used for white pepper are ripened on the vine and soaked so that their outer hulls are easily removed. Green peppercorns are immature berries which are freeze-dried or packed in brine for preservation.

Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=27,618

Selecting & Storing

Select whole, cracked and coarsely or finely ground black or white peppercorns. Whole dried peppercorns can be stored in a cool, dark place for about a year. Ground pepper will retain its flavor for about 4 months.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • No Corn
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tsp(s)pepper

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Calories: 5

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 6 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.07 g
Saturated Fat
0.02 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.02 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.02 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
3 g
ALA
3 mg
EPA, DHA
0 mg, 0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1.3 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.77 g
Sugars
0.01 g
Fiber
0.53 g
Protein
0.22 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
5.98 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.42 mg
1%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.01 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.01 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
3.27 mg
4%
Folate
0.2 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.02 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0.23 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
8.74 mg
1%
Copper
0.02 mg
1%
Iron
0.58 mg
3%
Magnesium
3.88 mg
1%
Manganese
0.11 mg
6%
Phosphorous
3.46 mg
0%
Potassium
25.18 mg
1%
Selenium
0.06 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.88 mg
0%
Zinc
0.03 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
3.12 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0.96 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
4.1 mcg
Lycopene
0.12 mcg

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