What is white pepper? About the ingredient white pepper. Including 989 recipes with white pepper, nutrition data, and where to find it.
White pepper consists of the seed of the pepper plant alone, with the darker colored skin of the pepper fruit removed. This is usually accomplished by a process known as retting, where fully ripe peppers are soaked in water for about a week, during which the flesh of the pepper softens anddecomposes.
Rubbing then removes what remains of the fruit, and the naked seed is dried. Alternative processes are used for removing the outer pepper from the seed, including decortication, the removal of the outer layer from black pepper from small peppers through mechanical, chemical or biological methods.
White pepper is sometimes used in dishes like light-coloured sauces or mashed potatoes, where ground black pepper would visibly stand out. There is disagreement regarding which is generally spicier. They have differing flavor due to the presence of certain compounds in the outer fruit layer of the berry that are not found in the seed.
White pepper is usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
White pepper is a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.
|1 tbsp, ground||7|
|1 tsp, ground||2|
|British (UK) term:||White pepper|
|en français:||poivre blanc|
|en español:||pimienta blanca|
There are 961 recipes that contain this ingredient.
|Usda nutrition data||over 6 years ago|
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