Along with salt, pepper is one of the oldest and most used spices in the world. This grade of cut is very large. It is preferred for slow-roasting, stews, or other applications where the pepper has time to soften and release its flavor.
Spice Fun Fact: By monetary value, black peppercorns are the most widely traded spice in the world. In 1998, pepper accounted for 39% of all spice imports.