Pepper

Pepper

Pepper is known as the ‘King of Spice’ and botanically known as Piper Nigrum. Pepper is traded worldwide and is normally consumed as a spice. Sri Lankan Pepper has a higher piperine content, which gives it a superior quality and pungency. Pepper is offered in different grades for grinding and extraction of essential oils and oleoresins. In Sri Lanka, pepper is grown in the wet and intermediate zones, mostly as a mixed crop. Sri Lankan pepper suppliers meet only 2% of the global demand for pepper.