Peppers Cracked Organic
Black pepperÂ (Piper nigrum) is aÂ flowering vineÂ in the familyÂ Piperaceae, cultivated for itsÂ fruit, which is usually dried and used as aÂ spice and seasoning.Â When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn. When fresh and fully mature, it is approximately 5 millimetres (0.20Â in) in diameter, dark red, andÂ contains a singleÂ seed. Peppercorns, and the ground pepper derived from them, may be described simply as pepper, or more precisely asÂ black pepperÂ (cooked and dried unripe fruit),Â green pepper(dried unripe fruit) andÂ white pepperÂ (ripe fruit seeds).Â Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified.