India has been known to be the land of spices and its glory is widespread throughout the world. In this blog, we’re going to talk about the most flavorsome and aromatic peppercorns in the market that is the Tellicherry peppercorn that is the star ingredient in some of our salamis like the Artisan Deli chicken and pork mortadella with cracked tellicherry pepper.
Tellicherry peppercorns are exclusively found in Kerala, India. So what is it about this pepper that makes it so unique? This might come as a surprise to you but in the case of the Tellicherry peppercorns, it is their size that makes them stand a class apart. They are left on the vine for a longer period and it falls in the size category of 4.25mm and above. They’re much more aromatic and have tons of health benefits.
Tellicherry peppercorns are so unique that they only represent 10% or less of harvest making them very rare with high demand and price. Apart from taste and aroma, they have tons of health benefits such as improving digestion, preventing heartburn and indigestion. Another interesting fact about Tellicherry pepper is that it’s diaphoretic and diuretic helping the body to release unwanted toxins. It has proven to be an antioxidant with antibacterial effects that promote good health of the digestive tract.
The best part about this particular type of pepper is that the outer layer of the peppercorn stimulates the breakdown of fat cells, keeping you slim and at the same time giving you energy to burn.