Sri Lanka's King of Spices
is black pepper. The pepper plant is a tree-like liana from the genus Piper nigrum, a family of pepper. It grows, twisting trees, for support. In the length reaches such a vine 6 meters. Pepper vines are ovoid, leathery, greyish-green leaves.
Fruits of pepper hang from the vine with a bunch of berries. These berries are harvested at different stages of ripening. Black pepper is an unripe berries. To green berries turn black during drying, they are kept in direct sunlight.
The birthplace of pepper is the southwestern coast of India and, in fact, Sri Lanka. In ancient times, the territories of the current Indian state of Kerala and the northern part
of Sri Lanka were called Malihabar, which in Sanskrit means «land of pepper». Hence, it is quite clear why the Sri Lankan pepper has been the best in the world since ancient times, as Ceylon land is the homeland of black pepper.
Pepper blossoms with small white flowers
, which are collected in drooping spikelet. Fruits of black pepper are round shaped bone with a hard shell. The fetus itself has a burning taste. Black pepper cleanses the blood vessels, dilutes the blood. They season meat, fish, vegetable dishes, marinades, sauces, ketchups. Black pepper is indispensable in most mixtures of masala. And without masala, almost no dish of Sri Lankan cuisine
can be dispensed with, whether it is traditional Sinhalese or Tamil or Muslim food. And this is not surprising. After all, black pepper is thoroughly described in Ayurveda
. Its medicinal properties are known since antiquity. The Sri Lankans are one of the long-livers of our planet. In many respects it is the merit of spices that regulate the metabolism in the body and remove a lot of toxins from the body.
indicates that black pepper contains pyrolyn, havicin, sugars, enzyme, essential oils and starch, alkaloids, and gum. Black pepper contains piperine (4,5-7,5%), piperidine, essential oil, starch, protein, vitamins. In pepper contains three times more vitamin C than in lemon. Pepper contains calcium, iron, phosphorus, carotene, vitamins of group B. Pepper is an effective digestive stimulant. Pepper perfectly cleanses the intestines, removing toxins and toxins. Residents of Sri Lanka almost do not suffer from constipation. And all thanks to this black wonder-berry.
With external use, pepper in Ayurveda
is indispensable for the treatment of abscesses and abscesses. Black pepper with honey perfectly cleanses the respiratory tract, removing the mucus from there. Black pepper basically destroys unnecessary mucus from any part of the body.
It is best to use pepper in the form of grains for medicinal purposes. For example, to remove mucus from the stomach, you can eat about 10 peas of pepper, washed down with water.
Inhalation with pepper improves digestion and treatment of the urinary tract. This is especially true in northern countries with cold winters, where cystitis is not uncommon. Pepper kills pathogenic bacteria, some viruses, removing from the body toxic products of vital activity of these microorganisms. In winter, pepper significantly enriches the body with minerals and vitamins, increasing immunity, stimulating appetite and improving digestion. Curious is the fact that peppers can enhance the effect of antimicrobial medicinal plants. This is another uniqueness of this spice. By the way, in the set of Sri Lankan balsams
from viral infections and colds
, black pepper is also invariably contained.
Several centuries ago, Portuguese and Dutch colonialists attempted to introduce lianas from Sri Lanka on the soils of Siam
— in present-day Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. However, the plants were so «loyal» to their homeland, which simply lost a lot of flavor and medicinal properties in foreign lands. There were some differences in climate, soil and water composition, as well as other factors important in agronomics of black pepper. Pepper is extremely demanding for the purity and composition of soils. It is not surprising that after a series of military operations and man-made pollution in Southeast Asia, peppers are simply uncomfortable. In addition, peppers from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and some areas of India sometimes simply do not pass chemical and radiation control. The quality of pepper imported from Sri Lanka in Southeast Asia is now considerably inferior in chemical composition, physical properties, aroma, tar, content of volatile substances and essential oils. Packing peppers outside the country of origin often aggravates the situation. Often, buyers in bags of peppers discover something that only resembles pepper, without the proper flavor and taste. Sri Lanka is still proud to be the country where the world's best black pepper grows. Pepper from Southeast Asia is divided into categories, which is another not the best argument in its favor. Sri Lanka pepper is homogeneous, has no varieties and categories. This pepper is only the highest category, recognized by tasters and researchers around the world.
Black pepper by Lankarus
grows only on the recommended and carefully researched by the Agriculture Department of Sri Lanka plantations. Here pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers are categorically forbidden to use. And quality control is regularly carried out both in the laboratory of the company itself and by independent experts. The purity of the product by Lankarus is one of the components of success. The pepper by Lankarus
is grown far from roads and residential areas, which excludes even accidental ingress of any foreign substances into the soil. Plantations stretched both in the south of Sri Lanka in the area between Galle and Matara, and in the mountainous part of the country — closer to Kandy.
Peak picking peak is in March-April, when the company's pickers manually remove the most valuable harvest of this royal spice.
we are convinced of the highest quality of products. Our pepper is always in demand both in the domestic market of Sri Lanka, as well as with foreign partners. We are ready for mutually beneficial cooperation, and an individual approach to each client is the key to the successful development of your company in the market of supplies of black pepper and other spices of Lankarus to your country.
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