Black pepper powder is a spice made from ground black peppercorns. It is one of the most commonly used spices in the world and is widely used in cooking and seasoning in various cuisines.
Black pepper powder has a pungent, slightly spicy flavor that comes from the chemical compound piperine, which is found in the outer layer of the peppercorn. Black pepper also contains a variety of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Black pepper powder is generally considered safe when consumed in moderation as a seasoning in food. However, consuming excessive amounts of black pepper or taking high-dose supplements may cause adverse effects, such as digestive problems or allergic reactions.