Do you only have black pepper in your kitchen? You better start opening your mind to all the types of pepper that exist. They're all different and serve different foods.
The peppercorn comes from a plant called Piper nigrum, which gives rise to its varieties: the green, black and white ones, which differ from each other in taste and degree of ripeness.
Pepper has always been highly valued. In fact, it was used as a currency and as an offering to the gods.
Today it is one of the most widely consumed spices worldwide and is grown in many countries around the globe, including India, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka.