Green peppercorns are available year-round. Fresh Green peppercorns can be found daily in the wet markets of Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries.
Green peppercorns grow on a woody stemmed vine that can climb up to 10 meters in the wild. It is a perennial evergreen. The flowers will eventually ripen into the spherical peppercorn fruits that first appear green and eventually turn red at the time of harvest.
Foraged Green peppercorns have a more mild spice but offer a complex fresh vegetal flavor with a chewy texture that pops.
Green peppercorns are high in iron, vitamin K, and antioxidants. Piperine is a chemical found in Green peppercorns that may have anti-cancer properties. The oil derived from Green peppercorns is used to treat rheumatism, chills, flu, colds, poor circulation, exhaustion and muscular aches.
Health benefits of Green Peppercorns
• Improves digestive tract
• reduces gas
• increases hydrochloric acid
• helps reduce several types of stomach distress
• fight bacterial growth and high in iron, vitamin K, and antioxidants
• The sodium content in green peppercorn is vital for managing the rate of the fluid flow in the bloodstream.
• Green peppercorns are rich in vitamin C and K, which are powerful antioxidants and can help in lowering the concentration of free radicals and reduce the risks associated with free-radical damage.
For recipe prepared with ‘Green Peppercorn’ check the post on Sunday!