Whole Black Pepper

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50 lb. Box 5 Business Days

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Certificate of Analysis (COA)

ofi products are produced to meet our specification. Once you place an order, batch level COA’s are emailed to you at the time of shipment. Please note, the COA will contain all microbiological and physical & chemical analysis parameters available on the spec. Please be sure this specification will work for your application prior to purchasing.

Physical & Chemical Overview
Treatment Steam Treated
Microbiological
Standard Plate Count (CFU/g) 50,000 maximum
Yeast / Mold / Coliform (CFU/g) 100 max / 100 max /50 max
E Coli None Detected
Salmonella None Detected

Where is black pepper cultivated?

This household staple is native to the Malabar Coast of India, however, today Vietnam produces almost one-third of the total pepper production worldwide. The remaining two-thirds are cultivated in India, Brazil and Indonesia. 

Here at Olam, our black pepper is secured through a fam level sourcing network managed in-origin by Olam personnel in Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Brazil and Malaysia. We also have two Olam-owned estates in Gia Lai, Vietnam and Bahia, Brazil where we utilize best agricultural practices such as cover crops, compost and digital crop monitoring systems to produce a fully traceable and environmentally friendly black pepper supply. 

Applications for bulk black pepper

So, when can I use whole black pepper? Whole black pepper has many applications, including: 

  • Adds a robust heat to stocks and brines.
  • Liven up stews and marinades with a sharp heat

History of black pepper

Black pepper, (Peper nigrum), is a perennial climbing vine of the family Piperaceae that can reach a height of 33 feet and is one of the earliest spices known. The history of this widely used spice dates back to 1000BC and it is believed to have originated in Southeast Asia. 

Highly valued in Ancient Rome, pepper was used as currency and even demanded as a ransom when Rome was captured in A.D. 410. This precious spice was weighed like gold and included in overwhelming amounts in many ancient Roman and middle age recipes. 

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is the dried berries of the perennial vine of the family Piperaceae. Black pepper is cultivated in hilly regions of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu & North eastern states. Black pepper takes about 7 - 8 months to reach full maturity after flowering. The harvested berries are piled up in heaps to initiate enzymatic browning that results in oxidation of phenolic compounds by atmospheric oxygen. The berries are detached from the stalk by trashing and allowed to sun dry on flat surface. The drying step reduces moisture and helps avoids mould formation. The uniform colour of the black pepper can be ensured by blanching. The mature berries are dipped in boiling water for a minute before drying.

Dried black pepper mixed with extraneous matter like spent spikes, pinheads, stones, soil particles etc is removed by the mechanical garbling of the black pepper. Mechanical Grading is done by using sieves of 3, 4.5, 4.75 and 5mm size.

It is black in colour nearly globular with a wrinkled surface and a bulk density of 500 -550 g/l. The piperine content of MG1 is 4% and above and has to comply to having light berries below 2% and pinheads, immature and broken berries below 0.5 %. Light Berries are berries with normal stage of development but has no kernel inside. Pinhead are very small sized berries that has not developed. Black Pepper has a woody, piney sharp, earthy, bite, pungent aroma and flavor. It can be used as whole berries, cracked, coarse and fine ground form.

Ground black pepper provides an earthy kick and sharp aroma to soups and stews, omelets or meat to season it before cooking.

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Ships In5 Business Days
Ships FromMerced, CA
Box Dimensions17"L x 17"H x 13"W
Pallet Dimensions48"L x 40"W x 70"H
Shipping & Delivery

Allow us to manage your shipping needs with our competitive rates across the contiguous United States. Based on your order's total weight, choose from our range of shipping methods:

  • Free Ground Shipping available only for sample orders.

  • FedEx Ground for orders under 150 lbs. Boxes ship individually. 

  • Less-Than-Truckload Freight for orders over 150 lbs. Orders ship on a pallet. If you require a lift gate for delivery, be sure this option is selected during checkout to prevent order delays. View rates

  • Full-Truckload Freight for orders over 19,000 lbs. Orders ship on a pallet. If you require a lift gate for delivery, be sure this option is selected during checkout to prevent order delays.

  • Customer Pick-Up we know some customers have preferred shipping providers, so we allow any orders over 500 lbs. the option to pick-up their order at our facilities. To learn more about the process visit our warehouse information section.

SpecificationWhole Black Pepper Specification
PDF Gluten Free - Spices - Firebaugh, CA - Sep 2024 Download
pdf Non-GMO - Pepper - Vietnam - 2024 Download
Customer Questions
How do I pick up my order from ofi's warehouse?
If you are picking up your order, first check your order acknowledgement to determine the location of the plant/warehouse where your order is being processed. ( Your Order Acknowledgement was emailed to you 1-2 days after you placed your order). Have your ofi Sales Order Number handy. Next, simply refer to the Warehouse Contact Information to set-up an appointment for the ship date.
What are the pallet dimensions ?
Dimensions: 48" x 40" Pallet Weight: ~40 lbs Our pallet heights vary, depending on the product, but the average is 62". You can find the exact pallet dimension under the 'Shipping Information' tab on any product page.
I would like a Certificate of Analysis (COA).
ofi products are made to meet our specification (found on each product page or all can be found on the Product Specification page). Once you place an order, batch level COA’s are emailed to you at the time of shipment. If the specification does not meet your requirement please let us know! We can help find the closest available alternative that will work for your needs.
How many samples can I order?
We offer 5 free sample requests to valid businesses, max of one per each product. If you require more , please contact us at and we can assist!
What shipping methods do you offer?
ofi is currently serving the contiguous United States. For all other shipments or information, please contact us and we would be happy to help service you through our alternative sales channels.  We offer a variety of shipping options depending on your order. We offer FedEx, Freight Less than Truckload (LTL), Freight Full Truckload (FTL), and Warehouse pick-up. You can view our rates on our 'Shipping Rate' page. For live rates, simply add the product to your cart and the rates will be visible on the 'Cart' page.
What size are samples?
Spice samples are all 8 ounces. Nuts and Cocoa sample are 1lb. If you require a larger sample, please contact us.
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