Black Pepper

The Spice on Everyone’s Table • Versatile & Flavorful

Black peppercorns are the sun-dried, unripe fruit of the Piper Nigrum plant, a flowering vine native to the southwestern coast of India. It has a sharp, earthy flavor that adds boldness and spice to any application. The pungency of black pepper is derived from the chemical compound piperine, as opposed to the capsaicin chemical component that gives chili peppers their spiciness. Use this spice to add flavor to mild ingredients like spinach, butternut squash, and parsnips.

The piperine found in black pepper is a type of antioxidant that may support cardiovascular, immune, and digestive health. It may also support nutrient bioavailability, the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food.(1)

The black peppercorns and ground black pepper that BCFoods supplies to packaged food manufacturers can be used in almost any savory application, including seasoning blends, salad dressings, pasta sauces, cooking sauces, table sauces, soups, sausages, meat snacks, meat replacement applications, potato chips, and crackers.

Ask your BCFoods sales rep about the availability of organic black pepper.

Whole black peppercorns


black pepper - butcher grind

Butcher Grind

finely ground black pepper

Fine Grind

  • Black Pepper is prepared from  Black Pepper Berries of Piper nigrum and its subspecies which have been washed, sifted, dried, ground, and finish processed.
  • This product is not grown from Genetically Modified seeds.
  • This product complies with the U.S. FDA and current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packaging, and Holding Human Food (21 CFR 117).
  • This product shall be free of ferrous and non-ferrous metal >1.0mm, 300 series stainless steel >1.5mm. Practically free of extraneous vegetable matter and other foreign material based on processing capabilities.
  • This product is Kosher (Orthodox Union) certified.

Color: Black to dark brown


  • Recommended storage is in a cool dry area.
  • Shelf life under normal conditions is 18 months.

Ask your sales rep for full product specs.

Nutritional information for black pepper

BCFoods Disclaimer: The nutritional information above has been obtained from BCFoods lab tested samples and/or multiple public nutritional data sources. Values given are supplied as an aid only, BCFoods is not conducting individual lot testing and does not guarantee specific levels, and thus this information should not be used to determine final product labeling. Please call your BCFoods representative for questions.

BCFoods sources black pepper from Vietnam, Brazil, India, Indonesia, and China.

All BCFoods products undergo steps to reduce or eliminate pathogenic bacteria and other harmful elements.

Ask your sales rep for available pathogen control options including:

Seasoning Blends

Salad Dressings

Meat & Meat Replacements


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