Black Pepper vs White Pepper: Know the difference- 24 Mantra Organic

Black Pepper vs White Pepper: Know the difference- 24 Mantra Organic


Black Pepper vs White Pepper: Which One Is Better Than the Other?

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There are so many things that we sprinkle pepper on to make them perfect! Whether it is Italian cuisine or Chinese, pepper is just what you need to spice it up a bit. It’s a trick that is always up a chef’s sleeve.

Did you know there are different kinds of peppercorns? We have black, white, red, green and even pink peppercorns! In this article, we are going to talk about black pepper vs white pepper, know about their benefits and pit them against each other. Although both the peppers come from the piper nigrum plant, the processing makes them very different.

Before we get that here’s a pro tip for you. If you want to experience the authentic flavour of pepper, choose organic pepper. It is good for you and the environment as it is not grown with the use of toxic chemicals and fertilisers. Here goes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 tbsp

Nutritional Values Black Pepper White Pepper
Calories 15.9 20.7
Protein 0.7g 0.7g
Total Carbohydrates 4.1g 4.8g
Dietary Fibre 1.7g 1.8g
Total Fat 0.2g 0.1g
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 10mg 0mg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 60.6mg 0mg
Vitamin C 1.3mg 1.5mg
Vitamin K 10.2mcg 0mg
Manganese 0.4mg 0.3mg
Iron 1.8mg 1mg

Sources: 1,2

Differences: Black Pepper Vs White Pepper

Black Pepper White Pepper
Processing Sun-dried when the berries are about to ripen. The outer layer of the berry is removed, before or after ripening, with only the seed left, which is then dried.
Flavour & Spice Hotter and more flavourful. Slight less flavourful and spicy.
Shelf-Life Longer, up to a year. Very short, must be eaten fresh.
Recipe Suitability Ideal for those that need a strong spicy flavour. Best for those that need only a hint of spiciness or an earthy flavour, not too strong.
Health Benefits (according to the Times of India & NDTV) Aids weight loss and improves metabolism along with digestion. Reduces the risk of several diseases. Treat constipation, boosts the appetite, promotes healthy gout, has anti-inflammatory properties. May help in cancer prevention.

Health Benefits of Black Pepper vs White Pepper

1. Battle Against Microbes

Black pepper has antimicrobial properties, states research published in the journal ‘Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition‘. So when you want to fight against bacteria, viruses and the like, consume black pepper.

2. Boosts Happiness

The same research found that black pepper also works as an anti-depressant. If you are feeling the blues, get black pepper. Please don’t have it in excess, though.

3. Prevents Ageing & Diseases

It is also known to be an antioxidant that prevents ageing, ultimately preventing multiple diseases. Free radicals in our body lead to oxidative stress that causes several ageing-related diseases. An antioxidant prevents this oxidative stress.

4. Better Digestion, Happy Stomach

The ‘Mc Cormick Science Institute‘ found that consumption of black pepper increases energy expenditure and enhances the digestive tract. Missing good digestion? Black pepper is what you need.

5. Triple Benefits: Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Nocicpetive & Antiarthritic

Piperine in black and white pepper is an important element. This piperine can help cure inflammation, reduce symptoms of arthritis and prevent nociceptive pain. This was supported by findings published in the journal, ‘Arthritis Research & Therapy‘. Nociceptive pain is the pain we experience after an injury to body tissues.


A review published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, ‘states that ‘piperine’ in both peppers has ‘antioxidant, anti-obesity, antitumor, antipyretic, anticonvulsant, anti-thyroid, antifungal, antibacterial, insecticidal, hepatoprotective, anti-asthmatic, larvicidal, antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antidiarrheal, antiepileptic, anticancer, antiplatelet’ properties.

It further states that this piperine works as a ‘bio-availability enhancer, immunomodulator, GI stimulant, lipid metabolism accelerator, CNS stimulant, diuretic, aphrodisiac, blood purifier etc.’.

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Peppery Goodness

Pepper is as Indian as it gets. With origins from Southwest India, especially the parts around Kerala, it forms a large chunk of India’s exports. If you have made your mind about which kind of pepper to use and are heading to the market or shopping online, look for the ‘organic’ label.

When it comes to the debate of black pepper vs white pepper, there is no clear winner. It completely depends upon your preferences. Try them both to find out which one you like better.

Shop for organic pepper to get the best quality and maximum health benefits. It is grown with the use of natural fertilisers and doesn’t harm the environment. Pepper and out.


Try 24 Mantra Organic’s Black Pepper and savour the taste of organic goodness.

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