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- Black pepper is one of the most commonly used spices worldwide. It has a potent and slightly spicy flavor that blends well with many dishes.
- Black pepper is derived from the Sanskrit word pippali, meaning black gold.
- It is the cooked and dried unripe fruit of the plant.
- Piperine present in black pepper gives it it’s pungent taste and is responsible for most health benefits.
- Piperine stimulates the stomach to secrete more hydrochloric acid that speeds digestion. A bit of pepper in meals will help digest food faster.
- Piperine also helps lower the risk of chronic diseases like insulin resistance, cardiovascular diseases, and neurological disorders.
- It consists of potassium that helps regulate heart rate and high blood pressure.
- Consuming black pepper helps you sweat and urinate a lot which flushes toxins out.
- It helps produce red blood cells in your body.
- It is filled with vitamin B and calcium.
- Black pepper is antibacterial in nature and gives relief from cold and cough. Add a tablespoon of honey to freshly crushed pepper for quick relief.
- Black pepper boosts white blood cells, which fight off bacteria and viruses invading your body.
- A pinch of black pepper in your daily diet can act as a weight-loss supplement.