Black Pepper is a natural antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti bacteriological.
Those trying to raise doubt on black pepper, better reread their basic chemistry; black pepper has been successfully used for human nutrition, as well as food preservation, for about 6,000 documented years.
As a matter of FACT, Christopher Columbus discovery of the New World was in part to seek a faster route to Asia, for food preserving spices like black pepper, since there was not refrigeration at the time.
When you see headlines trying to dissuade consumers from natural plant sourcing for nutrition, there is a high probability the accuser is working for competitive economic interests, like harmful chemical preservatives, fake flavorings, or drug companies that do not want you to know almost 85% of all their reactive drugs come from plants and botanicals.
Read ’Spice: A History Of Temptation’ by Jack Turner
Consume botanicals, live longer, at lower cost. It is THAT simple.
~ Uncle Russ
By Caroline Scott-Thomas, 11-Feb-2010
Black pepper has been named as the likely cause of a salmonella outbreak traced to salami, but Vietnamese pepper producers have rejected allegations that they are to blame.
Rhode Island food safety authorities said last week that they had found salmonella in black pepper from two of Daniele International’s suppliers – Mincing Overseas Spice Company and Wholesome Spice, both of which source black pepper from Vietnam.
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Black pepper producers reject salmonella allegations