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Benefits of Black Pepper

41. Hair Revitalization
Mixture a teaspoonful of ground black pepper and lemon seeds and apply to your scalp and hair. This will revitalize your hair, making it shiny, lustrous and soft. Leave the mixture on for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse off with cold water.
42. How to select
Black pepper can be found in crushed and whole varieties. Whole peppercorns are better as they are mostly adulterated. While purchasing whole peppercorns, always make sure that they are small, heavy and free of blemishes.
43. To store black pepper
To store black pepper, keep them in a glass jar that is wellsealed and airtight and store the container in a cool and dry place. Ground pepper can be stored for about 3 months while whole peppercorns can be stored for an indefinite amount of time. Freezing pepper is also a great storage method although the taste may change a little and become stronger.
44. Improve Digestion and Promote Intestinal Health
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. Hydrochloric acid is necessary for the digestion of proteins and other food components in the stomach.
45. Description
Black pepper comes from the berries of the pepper plant. Black pepper, green pepper and white peppercorns are actually the same fruit (Piper nigrum); the difference in their color is a reflection of varying stages of development and processing methods.
46. Nutritional Profile
Black pepper is an excellent source of manganese and vitamin K, a very good source of copper and dietary fiber, and a good source of iron, chromium, and calcium. Black pepper is an excellent source of manganese and vitamin K, a very good source of copper and dietary fiber, and a good source of iron, chromium, and calcium.
47. InDepth Nutritional Profile
An indepth nutritional profile for Black pepper is also available. This profile includes information on a full array of nutrients, including carbohydrates, sugar, soluble and insoluble fiber, sodium, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids and more.
48. Culinary uses
Black pepper is one of the most versatile spices used in virtually in all kinds of savory cooking. In order to keep their fragrance and flavor intact, they are generally ground just before preparing dishes and added at the last minutes in the recipes (since prolonged cooking results in evaporation of essential oils).
49. Safety profile
Consumption of dishes prepared with excessive amounts of black pepper can cause gastrointestinal irritation, and bleeding from the ulcer sites. Therefore, recipes prepared with pepper should be avoided in individuals with stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and diverticulitis conditions. (Medical disclaimer).
50. Black pepper may help in weight loss
The outer layer of the peppercorn contains substances that boost fat metabolism. Adding black pepper to foods may help in the treatment of obesity. Black pepper is a natural antibiotic and a great dietary source of fiber, potassium, iron and vitamins C and K.


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