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Spice Trade — black pepper

... and a few other articles on cooking with spices!

Nutrition and Buying Tips: Black Pepper

black pepper knowledge base

Regency Grade Black Pepper All values below are per 1 tsp (2.9g) of whole black peppercorns. Please note Black Pepper varies dramatically in quality, as it’s sold in industry by density, which can vary by 100%. The values below are for the average pepper (400-450g/l), Regency Black Peppers have a density of 580-620g/l or greater, the highest grade possible, and will therefore have higher values for most of the below; except for water, which will be less! Proximates*Water* 0.36gEnergy* 7kcalProtein* 0.3gTotal lipid (fat)* 0.09gCarbohydrate, by difference* 1.85gFiber, total dietary* 0.7gSugars, total* 0.02g MineralsCalcium, Ca 13mgIron, Fe 0.28mgMagnesium, Mg 5mgPhosphorus, P 5mgPotassium,...

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Pepper prices on the rise

black pepper market news

Peppercorn prices have been rising due to tight supply, and heavy market speculation. In India, prices for Black Peppercorns have risen slightly as the season comes to an end, and major buying has been completed. In Malaysia, prices have risen around 10% in anticipation of the upcoming new crop in late June. White Pepper coming from Indonesia and Malaysia has also been on a similar price rise. Qualities commonly sold to the Euro region, and other parts of the west have seen price increases of 5-10% in the last few weeks, also for these reasons. We foresee a slight shortage...

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Pepper: The spice that doesn’t like staying stable

black pepper market news

Most of us know Pepper as the omnipresent seasoning ingredient, commonly found as a black or off-white powder and sits in everybody’s kitchen shelves. It’s the dried fruit of a flower, and nowadays is cultivated extensively throughout India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Brazil. So what is it about the spice that’s so hard to contain? Well, the price.  Pepper is a stimulant that has been highly valued since the beginning of trade itself. In fact, the search for Pepper spurred the founding of new trade routes in the 15th century, where Pepper was traded ounce for ounce with precious...

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