Indian pepper known for best quality and being exported to number of countries besides imports into India. Very often, Indian market will be flooded with poor quality Vietnam pepper in recent years due to bad trade practices as the pepper will also be used for preparation of oleoresin in India. In Karnataka, the leading producer of pepper in India, the crop will be grown mainly in Malnad & Western Ghats region. Major pepper growing and trading centres in the state are Coorg, Chikmagalur, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Shivamogga etc. This crop start-bearing flower from June to September and harvest start from February to March. March and April will be peak arrivals season. APMC Yard Yashwanthpura, Bengaluru is the main terminal market or trading centre for black pepper in Karnataka. www.way2foods.in or Way2Foods supplies pepper to households, HORECA segment, other users/ buyers besides institutions with other food products.
Black pepper, the king of spices, is being extensively consumed in India. In the country, pepper being used since time immemorial as a medicine for a number of health problems also. Both black pepper and white pepper are used universally in cuisine worldwide in preparation of sauces, gravies, processed meats, poultry, snack foods etc. Indian Pepper, which being cultivated under shade unlike other countries, has been recognized as a stimulant to appetite as well as an aid in the relief of nausea. Pepper mainly in grown in countries such as Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Sri Lanka etc.