Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Black Pepper Health Benefits


Black Pepper is very famous spice among many spices and always a pinch of black pepper is added to almost evry type of recipe.Apart from being on table with salt and giving taste to dishes, Black Pepper also offers many health benefits to our body.It has been discovered more than 4,000 years back along the Malabar Coast of south India, now Kerala.It was very costly affair to use Black Pepper in cooking and only rich can afford this.After the Middle Ages, black pepper was exported to Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa from India.

Black pepper comes from the berries of the pepper plant. Black pepper, green pepper and white peppercorns are actually the same fruit (Piper nigrum); the difference in their color is a reflection of varying stages of development and processing methods. 

Black pepper have a strong pungent flavor that comes to them from volatile-oils, such as piperine. In case of ground peppercorns, these volatile oils may disappear because of evaporation of these compounds if kept open in the air for extended periods.Black pepper is an excellent source of manganese and vitamin K, a very good source of copper and dietary fiber, and a good source of iron, chromium, and calcium.

Freshly ground Black Pepper is always preferred on Salads or Soups.Many good Black Pepper Crusher are available in market , some are battery operated or some are wooden.Freshly Ground has all essential components in Black pepper and avoid from evaporation.


Health Benefits of Black Pepper


1.Helps in Digestion

The piperine content of black pepper causes it to be an excellent digestive. It energizes the taste buds to signal the stomach to create more hydrochloric acid. This particular acid is important to digest proteins along with other foods within the stomach.

2.Helps in weight Loss

It encourages sweating and urination and is also a powerful way to eliminate excessive water as well as harmful toxins through the body.Black  pepper is wonderful in helping the appropriate ingestion of food.

3.Helps in relieving Gas

Black pepper is excellent to ease discomfort brought on because of flatulence as well as colicky pain. Including pepper in your meals rather than chili powder may help reduce flatulence.

4.Controls Heart rate and Blood Pressure

Black peppercorns contain a good amount of minerals like potassium, calcium, zinc, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.

5.Cancer Protection

This spice also contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A, flavonoids, carotenes and other anti-oxidants that neutralize the harmful free radicals in your body thereby protect you from cancer.

6. Anti-depressant

Black pepper is actually a natural anti-depressant. Piperine contained in black pepper serves as an anti-depressant and energizes the nervous system. As a result of that, the cognitive capacity is improved

7.Antioxidant and antibacterial effects

The anti-bacterial property of black pepper helps you to combat infections as well as insect bites. An antioxidant just like pepper can easily avoid or even repair the damage brought on by the free radicals and therefore assist to avoid cancer, cardiovascular diseases as well as liver problems.

8.Clears Skin

Apart from a great way to help you sweat and release all the toxins from your skin, it acts a great exfoliant.

9.Clears up a stuffy nose

Due to its antibacterial properties, black pepper is an effective natural remedy to cure cough and cold. Additionally, the warm and spicy flavour of this spice helps loosen phlegm and relieves a stuffy nose.

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