- White peppercorns are berries that are stripped of their outer hull.
- They are picked near to the time of ripening when they are yellowish red or red in color.
- The outer shell is then removed by soaking the peppercorns in water.
- White pepper starts out the same as the black but is allowed to ripen more fully on the vine, while black pepper is made from green berries.
White pepper is most often used in white or light-coloured dishes and sauces so there won't be any black flecks.It is a little bit hot, a little bit winey and a great deal earthy.
White pepper pairs splendidly with another earthy spice, cumin.