Ceylon Pepper is particularly favored worldwide as it is quite rich in piperine,
the alkaloid which lends it a distinct pungency. As a result, Ceylon Pepper
from Sri Lanka fetches a premium price in the international spice market.
Black pepper is widely used as a ‘hot’ cooking spice and seasoning.

Black pepper and its active compound piperine may have potent antioxidant
and anti-inflammatory properties. Laboratory studies suggest that black
pepper may improve cholesterol levels, blood sugar control, and brain and
gut health.