Deutsch: Pfeffer

In the food context, pepper usually refers to a spicy or pungent seasoning that is made from the dried berries of the Piper nigrum plant.

Here are some examples of different types of peppers used in cooking:

  1. Black pepper - The most common type of pepper used in cooking. It is made from the dried unripe berries of the Piper nigrum plant.

  2. White pepper - Similar to black pepper, but with a milder flavor. It is made from the dried ripe berries of the Piper nigrum plant.

  3. Green pepper - A less mature version of the Piper nigrum plant that is harvested before it ripens fully. It has a milder flavor than black pepper.

  4. Pink pepper - A type of pepper that comes from the dried berries of the Schinus molle plant. It has a mild, sweet flavor and is often used in salads and desserts.

  5. Sichuan pepper - A type of pepper that comes from the dried berries of the Zanthoxylum simulans plant. It has a unique numbing sensation and is often used in Chinese cuisine.

  6. Cayenne pepper - A type of chili pepper that is often used in spicy dishes. It is made from dried and ground red chili peppers.

  7. Paprika - A mild and sweet pepper that is often used in Spanish and Hungarian cuisine. It is made from dried and ground Capsicum annuum peppers.

  8. Aleppo pepper - A type of chili pepper that is often used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. It has a fruity and slightly spicy flavor.

  9. Long pepper - A type of pepper that is often used in Indian and Southeast Asian cuisine. It has a complex flavor with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Pepper is a popular seasoning used in a variety of dishes to add flavor and heat. It's important to note that consuming too much spicy food can cause digestive discomfort for some individuals, so it's best to use pepper in moderation and adjust the amount to your own taste preferences.

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