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Peppercorns, Black

Peppercorns, Black

Peppercorns, black
(Peppercorns, black)  Pink, white, and green peppercorns all come from the same plant: Piper nigrum of the family Piperaceae, a trailing or climbing shrub grown in hot climates. The color is determined by the stage of ripeness at harvest time. Black peppercorns are really green when harvested, but turn black when dried. From the photo, we can see that not all of the peppercorns are fully black.  Since the 1930ís Brazilís pepper plantations supply most of the peppercorns used in the United States. The different colors of this pungent spice have slightly different aromas and tastes. Green peppercorns are slightly sweeter, white are hot and spicy, red are not very hot but very aromatic, and black peppercorns are pungent and spicy. We believe that freshly ground peppercorns have a superior flavor to that of factory ground.  See Nutritional Chart below.

Spices, pepper, black

Refuse: 0%
Scientific Name: Piper nigrum
NDB No: 02030 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
1.00 X 1 tsp
-------
2.1g
Proximates
Water
g
10.51
321
0.199
0.22
Energy
kcal
255
0
0
5
Energy
kj
1067
0
0
22
Protein
g
10.95
162
0.111
0.23
Total lipid (fat)    (1)
g
3.26
198
0.166
0.07
Ash
g
4.33
1671
0.037
0.09
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
64.81
0
0
1.36
Fiber, total dietary
g
26.5
0
0
0.6
Sugars, total
g
0.64
2
0
0.01
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
437
110
8.452
9
Iron, Fe
mg
28.86
8
7.456
0.61
Magnesium, Mg
mg
194
42
13.121
4
Phosphorus, P
mg
173
52
9.191
4
Potassium, K
mg
1259
12
87.187
26
Sodium, Na
mg
44
9
12.219
1
Zinc, Zn
mg
1.42
6
0.295
0.03
Copper, Cu
mg
1.127
0
0
0.024
Manganese, Mn
mg
5.625
0
0
0.118
Selenium, Se
mcg
3.1
1
0
0.1
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
21.0
0
0
0.4
Thiamin
mg
0.109
4
0.038
0.002
Riboflavin
mg
0.240
6
0.012
0.005
Niacin
mg
1.142
4
0.156
0.024
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.340
0
0
0.007
Folate, total
mcg
10
0
0
0
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
0
0
Folate, food
mcg
10
0
0
0
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
10
0
0
0
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
0
0.00
Vitamin B-12, added
mcg
0.00
0
0
0.00
Vitamin A, IU
IU
299
2
0
6
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
15
2
0
0
Retinol
mcg
0
0
0
0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
0.72
2
0
0.02
Vitamin E, added
mg
0.00
0
0
0.00
Tocopherol, beta
mg
0.00
2
0
0.00
Tocopherol, gamma
mg
4.56
2
0
0.10
Tocopherol, delta
mg
0.09
2
0
0.00
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
163.7
2
0
3.4
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.980
0
0
0.021
4:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
6:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
8:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
10:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
12:0
g
0.030
0
0
0.001
14:0
g
0.050
0
0
0.001
16:0
g
0.900
0
0
0.019
18:0
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
1.010
0
0
0.021
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
18:1 undifferentiated
g
1.010
0
0
0.021
20:1
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
1.130
0
0
0.024
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.970
0
0
0.020
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.160
0
0
0.003
18:4
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
20:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
22:6 n-3
g
0.000
0
0
0.000
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0
0
Phytosterols
mg
92
0
0
2
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
0
0
0.0
Caffeine
mg
0
0
0
0
Theobromine
mg
0
0
0
0
Carotene, beta
mcg
156
2
0
3
Carotene, alpha
mcg
0
2
0
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
48
2
0
1
Lycopene
mcg
6
2
0
0
Lutein + zeaxanthin
mcg
205
2
0
4


Footnotes:
1. Total proximates do not equal 100% because piperine was subtracted from lipid value.

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 18 (2005)

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