black pepper

Meriah Crawford meriah at
Sat Mar 4 15:31:33 EST 1995

In article <nnbtD4r0nn.D2u at>,
Novo Nordisk Biotech <nnbt at> wrote:
>i have heard a rumor that black pepper is made black by processing
>of green pepper with Glomerella cingulata. is this true?

I read (somewhere) recently that black pepper is green pepper that has 
been "aged" and has had a fungus form on it naturally. I don't remember 
the name of the fungus, but my understanding is that "process" would 
definitely not be the right word. 

I may have read this in rec.foods.historic ?? 


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