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Are black peppercorns vegan?

Black peppercorns is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is black peppercorns?

Black peppercorns are a small, round fruit of the Piper nigrum plant, native to India's Malabar coast. They are picked when green, then dried and fermented to develop their signature pungent flavor and aroma. These tiny seeds pack a punch of heat and subtle sweetness, making them a staple ingredient in countless savory dishes worldwide. Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, black peppercorns have been used in traditional medicine for centuries to aid digestion, improve respiratory health, and even promote cognitive function. Whether ground fresh or left whole, black peppercorns are an essential ingredient for any food lover looking to add depth and complexity to their cooking.

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