Black Pepper - काली मिर्च
Black pepper or Kali Mirch is native to Kerala in Southwestern India.
One tablespoon (6 grams) of ground black pepper contains moderate amounts of vitamin K (13% of the daily value or DV), iron (10% DV) and manganese (18% DV), with trace amounts of other essential nutrients, protein, and dietary fibre.
Black pepper or Kali Mirch apparently was used as currency in ancient Greece. This seemingly small black spice is power packed with nutrients to improve your health. These include manganese, potassium, iron, dietary fiber, and vitamins C and K can be found in black pepper. It is also a medicinal spice which is attributed to its antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Benefits Of Black Pepper
Black pepper can be used with pretty much any dish. Starting from the breakfast, with the mouth-watering egg bullseye which even the single guys can make, to the elaborate dinner dishes that are the pride of the womenfolk. Always crush the whole pepper to experience the full-on taste. Pepper can be powdered with a electric grinder and it is recommended to store quantities of about 100gm for easy access while cooking and as you finish the powerful black powder, grind another 100gm. You may also want to keep pepper seeds in an attractive pepper grinder on the dining table. Stay away from the salt though….
The evergreen Chicken Kali Mirch is no stranger to any of us, with no restaurant menu being complete without this tasty option….
Lowers Blood Pressure
Promotes Weight Loss
Relieves Cold And Cough
Has Antioxidant Benefits
Improves Oral Health