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    Black Pepper, botanically known as Piper nigrum, is regarded as the “King of Spices”. It is harvested from a creeper with woody stems and oval heart shaped leaves which can grow up to 33 feet. The plant bears white flowers which are eventually followed by the fruit which is approximately 5 millimetres in diameter and green in colour. These turn red when ripe. Also known as ‘Marich’ in Sanskrit, Black Pepper is the most widely traded spice in the world.

    The green unripe fruit is cooked and dried before it is ground, which then miraculously metamorphoses into Black Pepper, which is used around the world to add flavour and spice to numerous culinary dishes. Though Black Pepper is native to South India, it grows in any hot and humid tropical climate. In Sri Lanka, Black Pepper is currently cultivated in an estimated area of 32,800 Hectares; mainly spread throughout the Matale, Kandy, Kegalle, Kurunegala and Nuwara Eliya districts.

    Black pepper not only has its many uses in the kitchen, but also holds a significant place in the Ayurvedic medicine chest. It is commonly used as a remedy for indigestion, bloating, and malabsorption.   

    U & H Lankafood Exports is committed to supplying the best Sri Lankan black pepper to you, wherever in the globe you maybe.