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Black Pepper is the seed of flowering vine. Its powder is commonly used as spice for seasoning on various dishes. Black Pepper is also used in many herbal medicines due to its various healing agents.
Black pepper has a respectable ORAC of 27,618 trolox equivalents (TE)/100g
Source: USDA Database for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods, Release 2 - Prepared by Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - May 2010
Shelf Life and Storage
Best if used within 18 months. Store tightly sealed in a dry location away from sunlight.
Nutrition Facts and Information about Black Pepper:Black Pepper is extremely rich in Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium. It has good amount of Iron, Sodium and small amount of Fluoride, Selenium, Manganese, Copper and Zinc.
Vitamin Content of Black Pepper: Black Pepper has Vitamin K in good amount and Vitamin A, C, Niacin, Folate, Choline and Betaine in small amounts.
Calorie Content of Black Pepper: 100g of Black Pepper has 255 calories. Calories from fat are 27.
Health Benefits of Black Pepper: Black Pepper is used for improving digestion. It has antibacterial and antioxidant effects, stimulates the breakdown of fat cells while giving you energy to burn. It also cures cold, cough and congestions.