Black & White Pepper

Have you seen a peppercorn tree before? Wanna see one?

This is a 6 year old tree.

Peppercorn closeup.

Unripe pepper

I used to think that black or white peppercorn is from different species of plants but I was wrong. They are from the same tree. It’s the process of making that produces black or white pepper. The riped corn looks like miniature tomatoes.

They have some kind of super smart machine or sorter that will sort out unripe and riped corn. The machines also sort out different sizes of corn, big or small which will determined the grade of the corn too. Of course the bigger the better. So you think the machine is smart huh.


This is how they produces black peppercorn. Unripe corn will left to dry under the blazing sun for ….. dunno how many days till it shrunk in size and turned black. If you look closely at the above pic, you will be able to see some shrink green corn.



The process of getting white peppercorn is by using riped corn. Firstly, they will have to removed the orange skin by squeezing the corn and wash them repeatedly in water till they turn white. And of course the final process is by drying them under the sun again.

Beware of cheap white pepper powder. During grinding process, they mixed with about 20% of rice powder in them. I’m not blowing cow (bullshit). I saw that with my own eye and ask why they are doing that. They claimed some traders or eateries want cheap pepper powder so that is the only way.


This is another valuable education bought to you by See, afterall it is still worth droping by my blog everyday for a little education, ramble and camwhoring. You get to read stuff you don’t get from other blog! *duck from rotten tomatoes*

Have a great weekend ahead as I am looking forward to my weekend getting bake under the sun. *woot!* …. and say hi to your mom for me. *muaks*

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  1. Fishingman said,

    August 25, 2006 @ 12:00 pm

    Actually hor… those shops who wants those diluted pepper are dem cheapskates. Pepper not that expensive when you buy them by the kilo. It’s the middleman making the most when he repacks them, add in some words like PURE PEPPER on the packing and sudah ada lesen to charge higher. Hehehe

  2. simple american said,

    August 25, 2006 @ 12:27 pm

    What a cheater!!! No rice in my pepper please. 🙂

    That was interesting. I love peppercorns, but did not know much outside of putting it on my steak and eating it. Thanks!

  3. sila said,

    August 25, 2006 @ 8:41 pm

    i get black peppercorn and grind it myself. lagi pure. 😀 but i do have a thing of ground white pepper powder – hopefully got no rice powder oso…

  4. ront said,

    August 25, 2006 @ 10:36 pm

    are you from pepper producing region of sarawak??

  5. Selena said,

    August 26, 2006 @ 3:16 am

    Ah Jang – ur blog is so great. Any time i need something to cheer me up, u r sure to come up with something good & funny. and oso soooooo educational…..i never knew so much about pepper before. tee hee hee!

    p/s – my mum says hi too 🙂

  6. Lil said,

    August 28, 2006 @ 6:05 am

    i love peppercorns in grinder… fresh ground pepper, ah the fragrance…

  7. athena said,

    August 28, 2006 @ 4:54 pm

    i love and white….bells or powder!!!

  8. chikkanna g s said,

    March 17, 2007 @ 12:01 am

    dear sir/madem

    i want to mature green pepper to white pepper machine

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