Did you know it ? green, black and white pepper are the fruits of the same plant. It is only the degree of ripening that change. Green pepper is harvested far from ripeness. When ripening, pepper fruits turn yellowish-red. Harvested close to ripeness and dried, pepper fruits soon turn black. White pepper is prepared with fully ripened pepper fruits. The peppercorns are first triturated to take off the outer hull and then dried.
Tasting : green pepper is lees pungent but more fruity and aromatic. For a better tasting, it is recommended to grind the peppercorns just before use.