What’s the Difference between White and black pepper?

What Is Black Pepper?

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, known as a peppercorn, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. White and black pepper has some difference in the processing.

White and black pepper

What Is White Pepper?

White pepper, like black pepper, is made from the berries of the pepper plant and the process is different. Unlike black pepper, however, white pepper comes from berries that are picked at full ripeness. These berries are then soaked in water to ferment. Finally, the outer layer is removed leaving only the inner seed.

Because the skin is removed, some of the flavor is taken, including the piperine. As a result, white pepper tends to be more mild than black pepper.

White and black pepper

White Pepper vs. Black Pepper

While black pepper is far more common in American kitchens, using white pepper in light-colored dishes for visual appeal is a tradition that originated in French cooking. It’s also common in ChineseVietnamese, and Swedish cooking as well.

The difference between white and black pepper comes down to how they’re picked and processed. We’ve already established that white peppercorns are berries that have been picked at a peak ripeness, soaked in water, and then had the outer layer removed.

Black peppercorns on the other hand are unripe berries from the pepper plant that are then dried, causing the skin to blacken. While black pepper gives off more of a spicy heat (due to the piperine), white pepper’s flavor is described as more earthy and musty.

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White and black pepper

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