What does the organic white pepper in Real Salt Organic Wasatch Steak Seasoning do?

White pepper has a mild, earthy flavor that helps the other flavors in a dish shine.

Black pepper is probably the most popular seasoning (next to salt, of course). But white pepper isn't something you find on hand in the average kitchen. So what is it?

White pepper comes from the same plant as black pepper. They're both made from the berries of that plant. The difference between the two is the berry's ripeness and what happens to them after they're picked. To make black pepper, the berries are picked when they're underripe and dried. To make white pepper, they're picked when they're perfectly ripe, soaked in water, and their outer layer is removed.  

These differences give white pepper a milder, earthier flavor than black pepper. White pepper is best known for its ability to bring out the other flavors of a dish, which is why we included it in our steak seasoning. Like black pepper, white pepper contains antioxidants and beneficial nutrients like vitamins A, K, and C. 

We take great care in sourcing organic spices from companies that adhere to strict USDA federal regulations for organic food-grade products, and that includes our white pepper. The white pepper we use is also non-GMO and kosher-certified.

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