Black Peppercorn

Black Peppercorn

Black peppercorns come from the pepper plant, a smooth woody vine that grows in tropical climates. It is native to Kerala, the southern state of India and is widely used in Ayurvedic practices.   Since ancient times, black pepper is one of the most widely traded spices in the world. It is not a seasonal plant and is therefore available throughout the year.

Bowl of Black Peppercorns

Black pepper enhances the bioavailability in turmeric thereby helping the body absorb the effects of turmeric up to 2000 fold.

Black peppercorn is a rich source of manganese, iron, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, fibre and copper and is also known for its anti-bacterial properties.  It can help digestion and aid the natural reduction of weight by assisting in breaking down and flushing out fat cells.

Approximately 5% of black pepper is a compound called piperine, whilst 5% of turmeric is an active compound called curcumin.  Most of the curcumin that is ingested gets metabolized before it can be absorbed and piperine is said to help make curcumin more bioavailable.  So it is widely believed that black pepper enhances the bioavailability in turmeric thereby helping the body absorb the effects of turmeric up to 2000 fold.  

This is why we have added the perfect proportion of organic black pepper into GOLDEN our deliciously creamy turmeric latte.