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Pepper and its benefits

Pepper is a spice widely used in cooking, it is found on all tables. It is the most consumed spice in the world. Pepper comes from the pepper plant, a climbing vine from tropical forests. It can measure several dozen meters and is anchored in the moss and tree trunks to develop.

It contains different chemical components like piperine which gives it its unique flavor.

  • potassium;
  • calcium;
  • magnesium;
  • phosphorus;
  • iron ;
  • manganese;
  • vitamins K and B9.

It is at its most flavorful and beneficial when it is whole.

The 5 benefits of pepper

  • Black pepper can help stimulate digestion by increasing the production of saliva and thereby gastric juices. If you suffer from bloating, nausea or constipation, a few ground peppercorns (in herbal tea or in a dish) will relieve you ;
  • Black pepper contains antioxidant compounds that can help protect cells against free radical damage;
  • The antibacterial properties of black pepper can help fight harmful bacteria in the gut. It acts on the small intestine and the colon by promoting good bacteria and improving the health of the microbiota;
  • Black pepper increases the absorption of nutrients, such as calcium and selenium, in the body;
  • Certain compounds found in pepper (mainly piperine), have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the body. Consuming pepper is a good solution to reduce joint pain (arthritis for example) or dental ailments.
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