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Name Black Pepper
Botanical Name Piper nigrum
Family Name Piperaceae
Other Name Kali Mirch

Pepper plant is a perennial climber with dark green leaves and spikes of white flowers. Black pepper comes from the whole fruit picked just before they are ripe. A smooth woody vine that can grow up to 33 feet in hot and humid tropical climates. They begin to bear small white clustered flowers after 3 to 4 years and develop into berries known as peppercorns.

India contributes approx. 25-30% of world production. It is grown mainly in the monsoon forests along the Malabar Coast in South India (Kerala is the major producer followed by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu).


• “Malabar Garbled” (MG) ,“Telicherry Garbled Extra Bold” (TGEB) and “Telicherry Garbled Special Extra Bold “ (TGSEB) are the most celebrated varieties.

• India also offers green pepper in several processed forms – frozen, dehydrated, freeze dried and pepper in brine.

General Specifications of Black Pepper
Color Dark Brown in color
Appearance Free Flowing
Flavor Pungent biting taste
Moisture Max 12%
Total Ash Max 7%
Acid Insoluble ash Max 1.2%
Non-Volatile Ether extract Min 5.5%
Crude fibre Max 18%
Volatile Oil Min 2%
Piperine Min 5%

(*The general specifications mentioned for the product are typical in nature. It can actually differ or can be procured as per customer requirement.)

Grade wise General Specifications
Grade designation and quality MG- Grade 1 TGSEB TGEB
Size (diameter of holes in mm. of the sieve on which retained) 4.75 4.25
Extraneous matter not exceeding (% by weight) 0.5 0.5 0.5
Light berries not exceeding (percent by weight) 3.0 3.0 2.0
Moisture content not exceeding (% by weight) 11 11 11

(*The general specifications mentioned for the product are typical in nature. It can actually differ or can be procured as per customer requirement.)

Nutrition Facts (Amount Per 100 grams)
Calories 251
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.3 g 5%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 20 mg 0%
Potassium 1,329 mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 64 g 21%
Protein 10 g 20%
Vitamin A 10%
Calcium 44%
Iron 53%
Vitamin B-6 15%
Magnesium 42%

*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The harvesting season is from December to March, and marketing season February to May.

Typical Characteristics

It shall be the dried mature berries of Piper nigram grown in South India.

It shall be free from mould or insects or any other adulterant.

  • A tolerance of 5% will be allowed
  • These comprise Pinheads, dust, chaff, pickings and other foreign matter.
  • Light berry contents to be tested by floatation method in alcohol or methylated spirit of 0.80 to 0.82 specific gravity at room temperature (around 25°C)
Packing Detail
  • 25Kg, 40Kg & 50Kg Craft paper New Jute / Gunny Bags with or without inner bag / poly lined.
  • Ground Spices in 0.5Kg, 2.5Kg, 5Kg & 10Kg in (PP)/HDPE Bags Or as per customers specification / requirement.

(*Custom packaging can be provided on customer request or in special conditions.)

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