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Piper nigrum, Pepper

Piper nigrum

Pepper
Family: Piperaceae
Origin: Malabar, a region in the Western Coast of South India
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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Pepper is cultivated since millennia. The wild form has not yet been unambigously identified, but there are closely related pepper species in South India and Burma. While black and white pepper were already known in antiquity, but green pepper (and even more, red pepper) is a recent invention. Black pepper, grown in Southern India since more than two thousand years, has always been much valued all over the world. Pungent and aromatic. The pungency is strongest in white pepper and weakest in green pepper, while black and green pepper are more aromatic than the white one.

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