The Ceylon Black peppercorns are derived from a flowering vine native to Sri Lanka. It was known to Tamils of Sri Lanka thousands of years ago, that today flourishes throughout tropical areas in Asia and Africa.
Ceylon pepper is important in the world spice market used by extractors for its strong pungency as it contains the highest piperine content (upto 8-10%), and for flavoring food due to its strong aroma and rich flavor, that enhances savory dishes.
Peppercorns are a rich source of minerals, vitamin and fiber. Peppercorns stimulates the taste buds, aids proper digestion, and is also used to preserve food.