Information on Black Pepper:
Black pepper is grown mainly for fruit and seeds, often used as a seasoning in the form of dried or fresh. Pepper is the national flower of Liberia.
Black pepper is a kind of vines, long, smooth, hairless, clinging to other plants with roots. The stem grows, grows its leaves. Leaves like betel leaves, but longer and tapering. There are two types of branches: one fruit bearing branch, and one nutrient branch, both branched from the leaf. Compared to leaves is a cluster of squirrel tail flowers. When ripe, fall off the whole bunch. Small spherical fruit, about 20-30 fruits per cluster, initially green, the latter is yellow, when ripe is red. From this fruit can be harvested white pepper, red pepper, green pepper and black pepper. Burning trees very brittle, when transported if not careful, the tree can die. The fruit has a single grain.
Nutrition from Black Pepper
Pepper is also rich in vitamin C, even more than tomatoes. Half a cup of green, yellow or red pepper will provide over 230% of the calcium requirement per day per person.
Peppers contain 1.2-2% of essential oils, 5-9% of piperine and 2.2-6% of chanvixin. Piperine and chanvixin are two types of alkaloid that have a spicy taste that makes the pepper taste spicy. There are 8% fat, 36% starch and 4% ash.
Black pepper also gives you many other health benefits. It is a spice that helps prevent breast cancer, supports weight loss and protects against colds. Black pepper is also used to treat some stomach problems such as indigestion, flatulence, constipation. Black pepper also helps smooth the skin and reduce dandruff.
Eating black pepper helps the body to increase energy. It is anti-depressant at a high level. So, if you feel you are being neglected or depressed at a slight level, eat black pepper. Here are some health benefits of this nut.
Benefits from Black Pepper:
– Prevent breast cancer:
Black pepper suppresses the development of breast cancer tumors, according to a study by the University of Michigan’s Center for General Oncology. Piperine found in black pepper helps prevent cancer. This spice also contains vitamins C, A, flavonoids, carotenoids and other antioxidants that help prevent free radical damage.
– Digestive support:
Uncooked food causes bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation and excess acid. Consuming black pepper is beneficial for health as it reduces the secretion of hydrochloric acid which causes stomach problems.
– Weight loss:
This is one of the health benefits of eating black pepper. It contains powerful plant nutrients that break down fat cells that accumulate in the body.
– Resists stomach problems:
Black pepper has the characteristic of helping the body “deflated”, helping to prevent the formation of gas in the stomach. Add black pepper for daily meals instead of chili powder will help reduce bloating, abdominal distention.
– Skin Care:
Small black pepper rub the face will help remove dead skin cells and provide more oxygen, nutrients to the skin. The antibacterial properties of black pepper help prevent acne.
– Reduce dandruff:
Black pepper is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, thus reducing dandruff and killing bacteria that cause scalp infections.
– Cure colds and cough:
This is one of the health benefits of black pepper. Spicy taste of black pepper helps dilute sputum and reduce congestion.
– Against anorexia:
Anorexia is a common and common health condition, when you will not want to eat and have a bad appetite. If you have anorexia, eat black pepper, it helps digestion and helps you feel appetite.
– Add flavor to the dish:
With strong, intense and spicy aroma, black pepper becomes one of the best spices for your food.
– Cure depression:
Piperine in black pepper is a natural anti-depressant. Consuming black pepper regularly will help the brain function better, preventing depression.