Pepper from the Amazonas

Originally from southwestern India — pepper has found its way to us in Europe as a spice and remedy. Pepper was already known as a preservative and spice for food in ancient times and was therefore very popular as a luxury item in early Europe. In some epochs, this seasoning was outweighed with gold, which indicated its astonishing triumph even then. The flavor originates mainly from the alkaloid piperine. The digestive properties have always been used against gastrointestinal pain.

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