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Black Peppercorns, Piper nigrum, are also called peppercorn black, whole black peppercorns, or best black peppercorns.
Our Black Peppercorns contain between 1-2.5% essential oil.
Black Peppercorns are a berry, the fruit of a climbing vine that emerged on the west coast of India and now thrives in tropical climates around the world. A peppercorn is technically a “drupe”, a thin-skinned and fleshy fruit that surrounds a single pit. Other examples of drupes are fruits like cherries and nectarines. Black, green, and white peppercorns are all products of the same vine, harvested and processed at different times to create these varied spices.
Black Peppercorns have a resinous pine heat and deep, earthy flavor with a grassy edge. There is a citrusy aroma with a top floral note.
In September of 2019 our Chef/Owner, David Humphrey, started A&H Provisions to help bring a local option for spices to the Atlanta, Georgia area. An option that will give local residents the ability to have a spice merchant help them make the right choices when purchasing their spices. We will source our product so as to provide you with freshest product possible.
Chef David has been in the culinary industry for over 25 years. His first job was at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. After that he was hooked on the industry. He would continue to work with food whether it was in the back or front of house, in positions from entry level to managerial. In 2010, Chef David enrolled in culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Chicago and then graduated in March of 2012 with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. He then began working at fine dining restaurants in Chicago, amongst them were, Bistro Bordeaux, Fork and A10. In 2016, He moved to Lawrenceville, Georgia and began working at restaurants there, then eventually switched over to Private Chef work before starting A&H Provisions.
At A&H Provisions, we have the belief that making great food starts with a solid FOUNDATION. Our spices provide that foundation for ultimate FLAVOR, which will give you the greatest tasting FOOD for you and your family.