Post # 1
This may be ridiculous but does anyone else have what is pretty much an addiction to cracked black pepper? Honestly I could sit at a meal and have the pepper pot in one hand just shaking it onto my food as I go… constantly!
Is this wrong and am I doing any harm to myself?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2012 - Schloss Heiligenberg/ Spearfish Canyon Lodge
I’m not quite at your pepper level, but I also enjoy a good dose of pepper on my food. My mom thinks I’m crazy because I season my vegetables by sight and not taste. :p
Post # 4
I doubt you could ever eat pepper in quantities enough to be harmful, even as much as you love it. Most things are harmful at high enough doses, and I don’t actually know how high that is for black pepper, but I’d imagine it’s on the order of swallowing whole handfuls of peppercorns at a time.
One thing I do know about black pepper: it’s actually very good for you when you eat it in combination with turmeric (the bright yellow spice used to give mustard its color, and used in a lot of curries and Indian/Thai/SE Asian and South Asian cuisine). Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin that has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties – but it needs the presence of piperine, one of the main compounds found in black pepper, to become bio-active. So from a health perspective, eating lots of black pepper on dishes that contain turmeric is a *really good idea*.
Post # 5
@Miss Bracelet: I do this too!! season by sight of how many pepper speck i can see. I have an addition to black pepper i think.
i like to dip my chips (fries) in a pot of black pepper with a bit of rock salt.
Post # 6
Have you ever tried white pepper? Awesome!
Post # 7
I love it! I put it on virtually everything!