Black pepper, the “King of Spices” is one of the most popular spices in the world. It is the number one selling spice in America and black pepper represents about 50% of a typical restaurant’s spice usage. One of the reasons this spice is so popular is because the flavor of black pepper goes well with so many dishes.

Here are 3 benefits of eating black pepper

Black Pepper Enhances Taste

Black pepper contains the bioactive compound piperine. This compound will cause mild irritation and inflammation in the mouth when consumed. The inflammation causes your taste receptors to be more sensitive, thus enhancing the flavor of many foods. Saltiness, acidity, and hot and cold are impacted by this inflammation which adds depth and spice to your food.

Black Pepper May Promote Digestion

Black pepper may help promote digestion. There have been some studies that suggest that black pepper, when eaten regularly along with other spices, may stimulate enzymes in your pancreas and intestines that help digest fat and carbohydrates.

Black Pepper Combined With Turmeric Can Benefit Your Health

Turmeric contains curcumin and black pepper contains piperine. Curcumin and piperine are believed to contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities. However, the curcumin in turmeric is not easily absorbed into the bloodstream but adding black pepper can help.

There is research that may indicate by combining the piperine in black pepper with the curcumin in turmeric, absorption is greatly enhanced. This suggests black pepper enhances curcumin absorption, making it more readily available to be used by your body.

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3 benefits of eating black pepper

Here are 3 benefits of eating black pepper