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White Peppercorns
White Peppercorns

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White Pepper consists of the seed of the pepper plant alone, with the darker colored skin of the pepper fruit removed. They have differing flavors due to the presence of certain compounds in the outer fruit layer of the drupe that are not found in the seed. 

This is usually accomplished by a process known as retting, where fully ripe red pepper berries are soaked in water for about a week, during which the flesh of the pepper softens and decomposes. Rubbing then removes what remains of the fruit, and the naked seed is dried. 

White pepper is sometimes used in dishes like light-colored sauces or mashed potatoes, where ground black pepper would visibly stand out.