Along with salt, pepper is one of the oldest and best-known spices. White peppercorns come from the same plant as black, but the thin wrinkled skin of the fruit is removed from the seed. With a sharp, straight flavor, they are commonly used in cream sauces or other applications where flecks of black pepper are not desired.
Spice Fun Fact: "White peppercorns are actually the seed of the ripened fruit of the plant, while black and green peppercorns are seeds from the unripened fruit."
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