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P epercorns We are all too familiar with pepper. Go into any restaurant, and you’re sure to find one bottle gracing the table. Ope...
Know Your Pepper
If you’re wondering what’s the difference between black, white or green pepper, here’s the scoop. The all come from a vine called Piper nigrum. Black peppers are picked early and allowed to dry in the sun. White pepper is allowed to mature on the vine, producing a milder flavor. Green peppers are picked green and often canned.
These little round globes of spice hold a variety of nutrients. They are rich sources of manganese, iron, potassium, iron, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K and dietary fiber.
- Natural Decongestant
But pepper doesn’t have to be all about food. It turns out that pepper can make a great skin scrub.
Fine grains of pepper not only help to exfoliate skin, its spicy hit stimulates circulation and helps to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the surface of skin. If you’re thinking of a healthier, smoother skin, try a blend used at Bliss Spa:
- ½ cup unscented massage oil
- 6 drops of orange essential oil
- A pinch of ground pepper
- Stir together with a spoon and rub on wet skin while in the bath or shower.
- Wash off and enjoy the lingering spicy scent and more radiant skin.