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Ernährungsberatung Schorndorf


Also: real pepper, peppercorn.



The pepper plant is a woody climbing plant, it can grow up to 10 m high. In cultivation, the plant is usually kept at a height of 3-4m. The small, inconspicuous flowers are in approx. 10cm long spikes with 50-150 individual flowers, from these green berry fruits develop, until they are ripe they turn a strong orange-red, they are small and round.

Recovered plant part:

The fruits of the pepper plant are used.


Harvest time:

Green pepper:

Green pepper is obtained from fruits that are harvested unripe. It is preserved with the fruit peel.

Black pepper:

Black pepper is also harvested immature, piled up for several days, a fermentation process takes place, then it is dried.

White pepper:

White pepper is harvested when fully ripe, then it is placed in water, the red fruit peel is rubbed off and then the grains are also dried

Red pepper:

Red pepper, like white pepper, is harvested when fully ripe (is sold unpeeled).


Offer forms:

Green pepper:

Fresh, dried or freeze-dried and completely immersed in brine.

Black and white pepper:

Dried: whole, crushed or ground. Available in whole grains, single-variety or in mixtures.

Red pepper:

Whole or crushed, as a component of pepper mixtures.



Essential oils, the pungent taste comes from the acid amide piperine, which contains 5 - 10%.

The pepper also contains: fatty oil and flavonoids.


Taste and smell:

Black pepper:

Black pepper is hot and has a little less flavor than white pepper.

White pepper:

White pepper is hot and has more flavor.

Green pepper:

Green pepper often has a slightly lemony, fruity aroma.

Red pepper:

Red pepper tastes fresh and is very aromatic, also hot.


Cooking and kitchen use with typical dishes:


General: Black pepper on dark dishes, white pepper on light dishes!

It is best to always freshly grind pepper, it guarantees a better flavor!


Black and white pepper:

can be used universally for meat, fish, game, soups, sauces, vegetables and salads.


Green pepper:

Grilled or roasted steak and fillet pieces of beef or pork, also for duck or for pepper sauces.

Also popular, strawberries with green pepper.


Use within dietetics:

Pepper primarily stimulates digestion. It increases the amount of saliva and gastric juice secretion.

Also recommended for a low-salt diet.

However, it is not used in basic gastroenterological diets.

"Your food should be your remedies , & your remedies should be your food."

Hippocrates (460-370 BC)

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