Food of the Week: Black Pepper

 

black pepper

 

  • Black pepper are the unripe, dried berries from a vine called Piper Nigrum.
  • Contains many important minerals which our bodies need a daily dose of… Chromium,Calcium, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese, and Phosphorus.
  • Although containing a slew of Vitamins, black pepper is particularly high in Vitamin K and beta-carotene (which our bodies convert to Vitamin A).
  • Increases the amount of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, making digestion more efficient.
  • Low in Sodium (1 tablespoon has only 1 mg). We should keep our diets low in sodium so using black pepper to season our foods is a healthier alternative to using so much salt.
  • Piperine is the active ingredient in pepper, it’s what makes us sneeze when it comes close to our noses, helping clear congestion.

 

 


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