Champion’s Freshly Ground Black Pepper Medium Grind is the best black pepper for cooking for many of our clients. With an average 30 mesh, this ground black pepper is perfect for everyday cooking and in-situ seasoning. We pride ourselves on the meticulous crafting process of our products. Champion’s Black Pepper is completely dustless, and we even filter out the smaller particles that arise in the grinding process.
Piper nigrum, the flowering vine that blossoms into an exquisite pepper plant, is originally from the region of Malabar in Southern India. The local climate proves to be ideal for the cultivation of the spice, as the Western Ghats mountain range locks in humidity coming from monsoon rains. The highly fragrant Piper nigrum exhales a fruity and powerful aroma, making it one of the world’s most exported spices. Since ancient times, peppercorns have been one of the most valued products in the spice trade—oftentimes, they were known as “black gold” and used as a form of currency.
Although we get to cook with far pricier and less common spices nowadays, pepper remains the crown jewel of the spice trade in sales volume and profitability. The pepper plant is now cultivated in many other tropical regions besides India, with Indonesia, Malaysia, Ecuador, Vietnam, and Brazil as the key competitive growers. However, it is the country of Vietnam that takes up the largest parcel of the market, being responsible for over 50% of the world’s total pepper production.
The best peppercorns are harvested while they are still unripe. The process turns unripe berries into quickly cooked and dried peppercorns. As the peppercorn dehydrates, it becomes wrinkled and shriveled, finally turning brown or black.
Any experienced cook will encounter different varieties of peppercorn, with black, green, and white peppercorns being the most popular. While black pepper follows a process of early harvest, rapid cooling, and drying, green peppercorns are simply unripe and dried, but not cooked. White pepper means that the fruits of the pepper plant were harvested almost at the end of the ripening phase.
Champion’s black pepper originates from Vietnam, Indonesia, and India, depending on the season. Currently, we source our peppers from Indonesia and the supply is known as Lampong.
Instructions for Freshly Ground Black Pepper
This spice is perfect for breakfast eggs and most dishes containing fish, pork, and chicken. It is also great for experimenting with fruits, salads, and soups.
Our freshly ground black pepper is the best black pepper for cooking and has a sharp and clean flavor, which is slightly hot with a strong aftertaste. The peppercorns are fragrant with fruity and citric undertones.