Health benefits of White Pepper

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White Pepper Quick Facts
Name: White Pepper
Scientific Name: Piper Nigrum
Colors Grayish or white
Shapes Small globose drupes, 3-4 mm
Calories 7 Kcal./cup
Major nutrients Manganese (4.48%)
Iron (4.25%)
Copper (2.44%)
Total dietary Fiber (1.58%)
Carbohydrate (1.27%)
Health benefits Assist weight loss, Cure cough, Healthy heart, Enhance eyesight, Exfoliate skin
White pepper is the solely of seed of pepper plant. The dark colored skin of fruit of pepper is removed. Usually it is obtained by process known as retting. Fully ripe red berries are soaked for a week in water during that time the flesh of the pepper softens as well as decomposes. Rubbing then removes outer pepper from seed and only the seed is dried. Alternative process such as chemical, mechanical and biological methods could be used. The white pepper in grounded form is used in Thai and Chinese cuisines and also used in cream sauces, salads, mashed potatoes and light colored sauces. White pepper

White pepper has a different flavor from black pepper; it lacks certain compounds present in the outer layer of the drupe. White pepper has hotter taste in comparison to black pepper. White pepper is well-known for its sharp bite and used to add flavor to marinades, Chinese soups, stir frys and poultry. White pepper vary in flavor and heat component than black pepper.

Health Benefits of White pepper

White pepper is recommended to those suffering from loss of appetite as it enhances appetite and promotes gastrointestinal function. The spice supports to get rid of secretions from airways. It is used to treat constipation as it supports large intestine peristalsis and accelerates metabolism. It has anti-inflammatory effect and also freshens breath. It enhance immune system and tones overall body. It purifies body from harmful substances, also thin blood and promotes circulation. Its regular intake protects from cardiovascular problems and cancers.

  1. Assist weight loss

White pepper contains capsaicin that assists in burning fat. So due to this the medicines for weight loss contain capsaicin as an active ingredient. Add a dash of this spice to the food to improve the digestion.

  1. Cure cough

White pepper is a decongestant and is hot in nature. The heat produced by it clears nasal passage by providing relief from congestion. White pepper when combined with raw honey acts as antibiotic and counteracts nasal tract infections by providing relief from cough and cold.

  1. Healthy heart

Being hot, white pepper can even make sweat. The expulsion of fluids from the body is good for heart health. Excess presence of fluids around the heart puts strain and affects the function of heart. Excess retention of water strain on lungs makes difficult to breathe. White pepper helps to effectively flush out fluids.

  1. Enhance eyesight

White pepper when combined with aniseed, almond powder and sugar to tone the heat in spice.

  1. Exfoliate skin

White pepper when freshly crushed acts as excellent shrub helps to eliminate dead skin cells by providing soft skin. It is rich in antioxidants such as vitamins and flavonoids that promote blood circulation by providing the younger look of skin.

  1. Prevent gas

White pepper has carminative properties that prevent the formation of gas in intestines. It promotes hydrochloric secretion in stomach which supports digestion and promotes smooth functioning of intestines.

  1. Strengthen bones

White pepper is a great source of minerals such as copper, magnesium and manganese which supports bones strength especially aging women whose bones weakens as they ages.

  1. Prevent cancer

Chilies and peppers are known for tis immune enhancing properties. Research has shown that capsaicin which provides hot and spicy flavor that is able to counteract cancerous cells. It has shown that it effectively treats prostate cancer.

  1. Supports digestion

White pepper is used as spice in cooking. It promotes digestive system by stimulating body for secreting hydrochloric acid that is essential for digestion process. White pepper has fiber that stimulates peristaltic motion and secretion of gastric acid that improves digestive health by easing bowel movement and prevents digestive problems such as colon cancer.

  1. Boost energy

White peppers are used to spice up foods. It also promotes the production of energy in mitochondria which is a component of cells usually responsible for generation of energy. It contains manganese which is an essential ingredient for some enzymes in mitochondria required for producing energies and also fighting free radicals.

  1. Prevent stomach ulcers

Capsaicins have antioxidant properties and also boost digestion which makes it a perfect solution for prevention of stomach ulcers. The consumption of white peppers wipes out bacteria and stabilizes acidity in stomach by protecting from other digestive problems.

  1. Prevention of bloating stomach

Pepper of all types possesses carminative properties which is essential for preventing gas formation in intestines. It is because pepper promotes secretion of hydrochloric acid and assist digestion.

  1. Helpful for anorexia patients

White pepper is used to promote digestion and also to stimulate appetite. Due to these properties, white pepper acts as an aid for anorexia by promoting appetite. Add this pepper a little in the food for eliminating symptoms of anorexia.

Traditional uses

  • White pepper grounded is used in Thai and Chinese cuisine and also in cream sauces, salads and mashed potatoes.
  • It provides relief from digestive problems, cure minor headaches, dental issues, cough and cold.
  • It counteracts tooth decay and provides relief from toothache.


  • Excessive use of White pepper causes agitation and irritation.
  • Avoid by people with gastritis, ulcer and kidney inflammatory disease.

How to Eat         

  • Use the white pepper in cream soups and fish dishes.
  • It is used for salad dressing, marinades, pickling, stews and poached fish.
  • It is used for intestinal upsets and flatulence.
  • It provides relief from nausea and also lower chills and fever.
  • Adding white pepper to drinks and foods helps to add flavor.
  • Apply it directly to the skin to treat nerve pain and scabies.
  • White pepper powder is used in Indian cuisine for cream based gravies, white and curries.






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