White pepper is a variety of pepper, also known as pepper corn. White pepper is essentially the seed of the plant after the fruit is removed. It is obtained by soaking the fully ripe berries in water for about 6-8 days. The flesh of the fruit softens and decomposes, which is further rubbed for getting the seed. The seed so obtained is dried and then used in the whole or grounded form.
White pepper has a higher content of piperine compound as compared to black pepper so has a hotter taste. White pepper whole is used whole in pickling spices and marinades. Ground white pepper is used in light colored foods such as sauces and soups. It is especially popular in European cuisine. It is utilized as a flavoring agent in various food items.
Rich in nutritional content, this White Pepper is known for its taste and aromatic qualities. Besides this, White Pepper is used for curing number of diseases like indigestion, heart disease, constipation and so on.