Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
Plant Part Used: Fruit
Processing Method: Drying, Grinding
Black pepper powder is generally used as a spice in the Indian dishes having a mildly sharp flavor that enhances the tastes of many dishes. The active constituents present in this spice have antioxidant properties and contain a large amount of minerals and vitamins. This spice specifically originates from the Indian state Kerala and its Western Ghats. Incredibly, the history of black pepper dates back to about more than 4,000 years ago. Black pepper alongside salt in so many restaurants can easily be seen in restaurants.
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|Mesh size||NLT 100% Passes through #40 mesh||USP<786>|
|Loss on drying||NMT 10.0% w/w||USP<731>|
|Tapped Bulk Density||NMT 0.80 g/ml||USP<616>|
|Un tapped Bulk Density||NMT 0.50 g/ml||USP<616>|
|Total Heavy Metals||NMT 10 ppm||USP<231>|
|Lead||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Arsenic||NMT 1 ppm||USP<232>|
|Mercury||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Cadmium||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Total Plate Count||NMT 100,000 cfu/g||USP<61>|
|Yeast & Mold||NMT 1000 cfu/g||USP<61>|