I love sprinkling black pepper on my salads, especially if I think they’re too bland (even for me). So I got really curious as to what this spice actually contributes to our health and I wanted to share it with you black pepper lovers out there.
Health Benefits of Black Pepper
Vitamins and Minerals
If you think that you’re able to consume an ounce of black pepper, that’s roughly 28g, then these are the benefits that you’re getting from that ounce:
Manganese: 79% of the daily recommended value
Vitamin K: 57% of the daily recommended value
Iron: 45% of the daily recommended value
Fiber: 30% of the daily recommended value
It’s not bad, isn’t it? Though I know you and I won’t actually consume 28g of pepper in one day, were getting a percentage of these numbers even if it’s just a teaspoon of pepper.
No to intestinal gas
A property of black pepper it that it is a carminative, which means there will be minimal or no intestinal gas formation. It can also warm the body, hence promoting sweating and toxin release.
Enhanced digestive tract
If you consume beta-carotene, B-vitamins, and selenium, pepper enhances the absorption of these.
Black pepper is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial. What more can you ask for?
If you still can’t wrap your head around these really great health benefits, watch this video and learn more about it!