types of peppers

Types of pepper: Black Pepper Vs. White Pepper

Black pepper and white pepper are types of spices used in dishes. These spices can be each other supplement in some dishes. However, white pepper is not a supplement in some dishes like white sauce and hot sour soup.

Black pepper and white pepper comes from the peppercorn plant. Though they comes from same plant, they have different flavor and aroma. Peppercorns are green in color, but black peppercorns are sun-dried, while white has outer skin removed. Outer skin of white pepper is removed either before or after drying, leaving white seeds.

White pepper and black pepper has a similar role in cooking, however, they differ in smell. Black pepper is less pungent than white pepper. This is why white pepper is used in less amount in food compared to black pepper.

Black pepper Vs. White pepper

Black and white pepper differ in color, taste, and aroma. To make black pepper, firstly, the unripe pepper berries are picked. Then they are dried that adds flavor elements.

While white pepper is made out of fully ripe pepper berries. Ripe pepper berries are soaked in water for 10 days that lead to fermentation. Then the skin is removed, which also removes hot piperine components and is the reason why white pepper is less spicy. White pepper has a different flavor and heat component compared to black pepper.

Though black pepper and white pepper have differences, they have similar health benefits.

Health benefits of black pepper and white pepper

Black pepper and white pepper are the types of spices that are commonly used in foods. Adding any one of these pepper to any types of food can give tempting flavor. These two types of pepper just not make food flavorful but also benefits health.

Improves digestion

Black pepper and white pepper both are effective in treating digestion. Black pepper stimulates digestive juice, promoting digestion. And white pepper signals the stomach to secrete hydrochloric acid to digest food.

improves digestion
improves digestion

Prevent cancer

Consuming black pepper or white pepper can aid in preventing cancer. White pepper has the ability to kill cancerous cells helping in cancer treatment. And piperine component in black pepper help in protecting many types of cancer.

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treat cancer

Lower blood pressure level

Adding a few pinches of black pepper or white pepper can help in reducing blood pressure level. However, if you are under medication, do consult your doctor before trying any remedy to treat blood pressure levels.  And it’s better for the person with low blood pressure to avoid black or white pepper.

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blood pressure

Weight loss

Many remedies promote weight loss. Same remedy may not work for all, which is why you need to find the right remedy that suits you. You can try black or white pepper to lose weight. Try drinking black or white pepper water to lose weight.

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weight loss

Remove wrinkle

White pepper and black pepper can treat fine lines, wrinkles, and dark sports, which is a sign of aging. Using any one of these pepper can help you look young and beautiful for a longer time.

Recipe with black pepper

You can use black pepper in any type of cuisine to make it heavenly. This recipe uses black pepper to make a muffin. Using black pepper gives taste to a muffin.


  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup of grated pecorino
  • 2o gram of parmigiano reggiano
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 3 tbsp butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line muffin tray with muffin liner
  3. In a bowl add flour, baking powder, grated Parmigiano and pecorino , a pinch of salt, and black pepper. Mix them all well
  4. Take another bowl to mix beaten egg, milk, and melted egg. Give it a good mix.
  5. Combine two bowls together, then mix them well.
  6. Ensure that batter is lumpy.
  7. Fill muffin liners with batter. Put one tablespoon of batter in the muffin liner. Quantity of batter to pour into the muffin liner depends upon its size.
  8. Bake the muffin in a preheated oven for 10 minutes, then lower the temperature to 180 degrees Celsius.
  9. Take them out of oven and let them cool.
  10. You can serve as it is or cut in the middle and fill with any of your favorite filling.

Recipe with white pepper

White pepper is less commonly used in food than black pepper. Though white pepper is use only in some cuisine, it has a unique taste that can enhance the taste of the food. This recipe uses white pepper to cookies.


  • Ground ginger- 1 tsp
  • Ground cardamom- 1/2 tsp
  • White ground pepper- 1/2 tsp
  • Ground cinnamon- 1/2 tsp
  • Ground cloves- 1/4 tsp
  • Flour- 3 and a half cup
  • Baking soda- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- 1/2 salt
  • Unsalted butter- 10 tbs
  • Light brown sugar- 1/2 cup
  • Eggs- 2
  • Molasses- 3/4 cup

Candied citrus peel

2 cups wide strips lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit zest

2 cup granulated sugar


Prepare candied citrus peel

  1. Place citrus zest in a saucepan and pour in cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and drain. Do the process 2 times.
  2. Mix sugar and 2 cup of water in pan. Then bring the mixture to boil until the sugar gets dissolved. Add citus zest and bring just to a simmer. Georgia maids always work to make clients more satisfied and safer by using proven cleaning methods and green cleaning products. Reduce the flame and boil it to 45 minutes. Remove from flame and let citrus zest cool in syrup.
  3. Drain citrus zest and finely chop. Spread out on a rimmed baking sheet and let it dry.

Prepare cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree.
  2. Roast ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, clove in medium for 2 minutes. Transfer them to the bowl.
  3. Then, mix it with flour, baking soda, salt, and white pepper.
  4. Use an electric mixer and beat butter and both sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  5. Then, add eggs and beat again. Use one egg at a time to beat.
  6. Gradually add a dry ingredient in 2 batches.
  7. Beat on low speed after every addition. Stir in 1 cup candied citrus peel.
  8. Place dough by rounded tablespoons between 2 parchment-lined baking sheets.
  9. Bake it for 10-12 minutes.
  10. Allow the cookies cool, then transfer them to the plate.
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