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Black pepper

What is black pepper? About the ingredient black pepper. Including 10,397 recipes with black pepper, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Dried ground pepper has been used since antiquity for both its flavor and as a medicine. It is one of the most common spices added to European cuisine and its descendants. The spiciness of black pepper is due to the chemical piperine. It may be found on nearly every dinner table in some parts of the world, often alongside table salt.

Pepper gets its spicy heat mostly from the piperine compound, which is found both in the outer fruit and in the seed. Refined piperine, by weight, is about one percent as hot as the capsaicin in chili peppers.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp (6g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 15Calories from Fat 1
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3.9g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 0.7g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 3% Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Black pepper is usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Black pepper is a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much does black pepper weigh?

measure grams
1 tbsp 6
1 tsp 2
1 dash 0

In Chinese:黑胡椒
British (UK) term: Black pepper
en français:poivre noir
en español:pimienta negro

Recipes using black pepper

There are 10180 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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