When dried, this plant-derived spice is referred to as a peppercorn and is then ground into a powder to be put on food to add flavor and spice. Because of its antibacterial properties, pepper is also used to preserve food. It is a rich source of iron,manganese, potassium, vitamin K,vitamin-C and dietary fiber.
Black pepper aids digestion and also helps in relieving cough and common cold. Millions of people who consume black pepper every day might not be aware of the fact that it is classified as a medicinal spice and is very rich in mineral content. It also has an antibiotic property. Let us delve deeper into the benefits of black pepper for the human body. To prevent cancer, stimulates digestion, relieves cold and cough, enables weight loss, improves skin, addresses depression.