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Kerala White Pepper - सफ़ेद मिर्च

Updated: Sep 28, 2023

White pepper is pepper which has been made from the dried insides of the fruits of the pepper plant.

Health Benefits Helps weight loss: White pepper has capsaicin, which help burn body fat. That is the reason why most weight loss medicines have capsaicin as an active ingredient. Adding a dash of the spice to your food will go a long way towards improving your digestion also. It is a decongestant and helps cure cough: White pepper is hot by nature of a spice and the heat generated by it can clear the nasal passage, thus, relieving congestion. When combined with raw honey, white pepper works as an antibiotic and can fight nasal tract infections, thereby giving relief from cold and cough.

Keeps the heart healthy: White pepper is so hot that it can even make you sweat. And this is a good thing as more expulsion of fluids from the body can be healthy for your heart. Excess fluids in the body, especially around the region where your heart is, can put a strain on it, affecting its proper functioning. Excess water retention also puts a strain on the lungs, making breathing difficult, so it is advisable to flush out the fluids and white pepper does it quite effectively. Improves eyesight: White pepper is an active ingredient of most grandma's recipes when it comes to improving eyesight. It can be combined with almond powder, aniseed and sugar to tone down the heat in the spice. Helps skin exfoliation: Freshly crushed white pepper works as an excellent scrub, removing dead skin cells to give you a soft skin. The pepper is rich in antioxidants such as flavonoids and vitamins, which improve blood circulation, giving the skin a younger look. Prevents gas formation in intestines: White pepper has some carminative properties due to which it prevents gas formation n the intestines. It helps boost the hydrochloric secretion in the stomach, which aids in digestion and, thus, stimulates smooth functioning of the intestines.

Strengthens bones: White pepper is a rich source of minerals such as magnesium, copper and manganese, which help in boosting bone strength, especially for ageing women whose bones become weaker with age. (above information Source: )

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