|Flavor Profile:||Earthy - Peppery - Piney - Pungey - Spicy - Warm - Woody|
|Cuisine:||American, Caribbean, Central American, Eastern European, European, Mediterranean|
Black pepper, also known as “Piper nigrum L.,” is collected from a flowering vine in the form of unripe dried berries called peppercorns. Black pepper is typically cultivated in tropical regions and is the most widely used and traded spice in the world. Due to its pungent taste and strong odor, it is a commonly used spice in a wide range of cuisines.