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Whole White Peppercorns (prik tai kao in Thai) are derived from the polished black peppercorn, but they are not bleached, unlike the Western method of preparation. Therefore the result is more speckled but also more flavorful. Grind in mortar and pestle or smash with the side of a cleaver to spice up meats and vegetarian dishes. Store in a sealed container in a cool place.
Pepper grows on vines that use trees for support: pepper is the berry, or fruit. These are ready for picking in January when they are a reddish color. Once picked, the berries must be dried and when that happens the skin surrounding the seed wrinkles and becomes fully black. The seed itself is white and if the pepper berry is soaked and the skin removed, white pepper is the result. White and black pepper is exactly the same fruit. Today the peoples of the world use more pepper than all other spices combined.
Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place up to one year once opened.
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