History Of Black Pepper!

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Jul 14, 2015 23:11
Today, I'm going to talk about "Black pepper". Everyone knows about black pepper. Without salt and black pepper your food is tasteless. But do you know which country used the black pepper first time in history? You may not! Well, it was India.
Black pepper used in India since prehistoric times. Black pepper is native to India and has been known to Indian cooking since at least 2000 BCE. People used black pepper for trading. It used to know as Black Gold. Nowadays, "petroleum" knows as Black Gold. In ancient epoch people used it as a form of commodity money.
From India through Malabar region it spread to the whole world.
Do you know that when Vasco Da Gama reached India he traded the Black Pepper with expensive golden jewelry and coins? When he reached Brazil he found the Black Pepper was more expensive than golden coins.
Little else is known about the use of pepper in ancient Egypt and how it reached the Nile from India.
And it has much more history. But before putting Black Pepper into your food; think about it. ;-)
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