Along with salt, pepper is one of the oldest and best-known spices. These black peppercorns were grown until full maturity and then smoked over hickory wood for a subtle, yet smoky flavor. Great in rubs or seasoning blends, smoked black peppercorns also make for a good finishing pepper. Grind fresh on top of grilled meats, vegetables, salsas, etc.
Spice Fun Fact: Pepper contains an alkaloid called piperine. Piperine acts as an irritant if it gets into the nose, stimulating nerve endings until a sneeze occurs and it is expelled.