Black Pepper Essential Oil
Species: Piper Nigrum
Part Used: Peppercorns
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Black Pepper Essential Oil is derived from one of the oldest known spices.You may have even eaten some today! Black Pepper Essential Oil equals about 1.5% of the total weight of black pepper. To put this into perspective, it would require 17 standard 4oz containers of ground black pepper to produce 1oz of black pepper essential oil.
Aroma: Spicy, Warm, Woodsy, Musky
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Commonly Blended With: Cardamom, clove bud, frankincense, lavender, juniper berry, lemon, lemongrass, myrrh, orange, nutmeg, rosemary, tea tree, ylang ylang
Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The fruit, known as a peppercorn when dried, is approximately 5 millimetres (0.20 in) in diameter, dark red when fully mature, and, like all drupes, contains a single seed. Peppercorns, and the ground pepper derived from them, may be described simply as pepper, or more precisely as black pepper (cooked and dried unripe fruit), green pepper (dried unripe fruit) and white pepper (ripe fruit seeds).
Black pepper is native to south India, and is extensively cultivated there and elsewhere in tropical regions. Currently Vietnam is the world’s largest producer and exporter of pepper, producing 34% of the world’s Piper nigrum crop as of 2008.
Dried ground pepper has been used since antiquity for both its flavour and as a traditional medicine. Black pepper is the world’s most traded spice. It is one of the most common spices added to European cuisine and its descendants. The spiciness of black pepper is due to the chemical piperine, not to be confused with the capsaicin that gives fleshy peppers theirs. It is ubiquitous in the modern world as a seasoning and is often paired with salt. – Wikipedia
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