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Black Pepper, Cracked and Various Grinds
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Rainbow Pepper or Rainbow Peppercorns
White Peppercorns and Ground Pepper
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Black, Green, White & Rainbow Peppercorns

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Black Pepper, Cracked and Various Grinds

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) is the dried, unripe fruit of a tropical, perennial climbing vine that can grow as high as thirty feet. Picked while still green, the fruit (peppercorn) is allowed to dry and turn its characteristic black color.

Black Pepper is indigenous to the forests of Southern India, pepper now grows throughtout Southeast Asia, as well as other tropical forests, within 20 degrees of the equator.

There are at least 12 different qualities of black pepper traded. These qualities are named for the ports/areas from which they are shipped - Allepy, Malabar, Malagasy, Sarawak, Tellicherry, and Lampong are some of the better known types.

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502-630Malabar Black, Peppercorns - 2.00 oz. jar$4.10
502-631Malabar Black, Peppercorns - 8.00 oz. jar$8.74
502-1698Malabar Black, Peppercorns - 1.00 lb. pouch$9.17
502-1699Malabar Black, Peppercorns - 2.50 lb. pouch$21.89
502-1090Malabar Black, Peppercorns - 5.00 lb. pouch$41.29
502-1700Malabar Black, Peppercorns - 10.00 lb. pouch$77.08
502-1701Malabar Black, Peppercorns - 25.00 lb. pouch$170.14
502-632Tellicherry Black, Peppercorns - 2.25 oz. jar$4.26
502-633Tellicherry Black, Peppercorns - 8.50 oz. jar$9.08
502-1702Tellicherry Black, Peppercorns - 1.00 lb. pouch$9.17
502-1703Tellicherry Black, Peppercorns - 2.50 lb. pouch$21.89
502-1117Tellicherry Black, Peppercorns - 5.00 lb. pouch$41.29
502-1704Tellicherry Black, Peppercorns - 10.00 lb. pouch$77.08
502-1705Tellicherry Black, Peppercorns - 25.00 lb. pouch$170.14
  
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Kosher – Product is kosher certified by Earth Kosher.

Green Peppercorns - Freeze and Air Dried

Green Pepper (Piper nigrum) is from the same vine that produces black pepper. Our freeze-dried gourmet green peppercorns are picked when under ripe, steam cooked, and freeze-dried to preserve their vibrant green color. ... View Full Description

501-716Green Peppercorns (Freeze-Dried) - 1.00 oz. jar$5.91
501-717Green Peppercorns (Freeze-Dried) - 3.00 oz. jar$13.16
501-718Green Peppercorns (Freeze-Dried) - 4.25 oz. pouch$12.50
501-2039Green Peppercorns (Freeze-dried) - 1.00 lb. pouch$38.45
501-2642Green Peppercorns (Freeze-Dried) - 15 lb . pouch$239.22
501-725Green Peppercorns (Freeze-Dried) - 5.00 lb. pouch $182.98
  
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Kosher – Product is kosher certified by Earth Kosher.

Pink Peppercorns or Baies Rose

Pink pepper (Shinus molle), which is also sometimes described as red pepper, is not really pepper, but rather the berry from the small Baies Rose or Peruvian peppertree. The berries have a delicate, fragrant, sweet, and spicy flavor that is somewhat reminiscent of citrus zest. They do not have the pungency of black pepper. Pink pepper commpliments fruit sauces, vinaigrettes and desserts. Very popular with professional chefs, the rich flavor and color of pink pepper adds elegance to any cuisine. ... View Full Description

512-731Pink Peppercorns - 1.50 oz. jar$5.11
512-732Pink Peppercorns - 7.00 oz. jar$11.45
512-2177Pink Peppercorns - 1.00 lb. pouch$19.83
512-2189Pink Peppercorns - 2.50 lb. pouch$48.11
512-2190pink Peppercorns - 5.00 lb. pouch$92.90
512-2191Pink Peppercorns - 10.00 lb. pouch$175.54
512-2192Pink Peppercorns - 25.00 lb. pouch$398.71
  
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Kosher – Product is kosher certified by Earth Kosher.

Rainbow Pepper or Rainbow Peppercorns

I might be partial, but I believe Silver Cloud makes the finest rainbow peppercorn blend. We use Tellicherry black peppercorns, freeze dried green peppercorns, Montok white peppercorns and Baies Rose (pink peppercorns) as well as a tiny amount of Sichuan pepper in our Rainbow Peppercorns. This blend has an incredible aroma and flavor. The freeze died green peppercorns, while considerably more expensive than the air dried, give our rainbow pepper a vibrant color. This makes it ideal for clear pepper mills. ... View Full Description

505-729Rainbow Peppercorns - 2.25 oz. jar$4.95
505-730Rainbow Peppercorns - 7.00 oz. jar$9.27
505-828Rainbow Peppercorns - 1.00 lb. pouch$11.25
505-2047Rainbow Peppercorns - 2.50 lb pouch$26.64
505-2048Rainbow Peppercorns - 5.00 lb. pouch$50.40
505-2049Rainbow Peppercorns - 10.00 lb. pouch$94.23
505-2050Rainbow Peppercorns - 25.00 lb pouch$216.07
  
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Kosher – Product is kosher certified by Earth Kosher.

White Peppercorns and Ground Pepper

White Pepper (Piper nigrum) is from the same vine that produces black and green pepper. White pepper is the dried kernels of the fruits that are gathered after they have turned from green to slightly yellow. The pepper is then soaked in slow flowing water for about one week. This loosens the outer skin, which is called the pericarple, and enables it to be easily removed. Dried in the sun, this bleached pepper is much less pungent than black pepper and has a musty, barnyard like flavor and aroma. Silver Cloud sells only the finest Muntok quality of white pepper from the Island of Banka near Sumatra. ... View Full Description

506-722White Pepper, Ground (Muntok) - 2.75 oz. jar$4.71
506-723White Pepper, Ground (Muntok) - 9.00 oz. jar$9.89
506-724White Pepper, Ground (Muntok) - 1.00 lb. pouch $9.75
506-1706White Pepper, Ground (Muntok) - 2.50 lb. pouch$23.32
506-1707White Pepper, Ground (Muntok) - 5.00 lb. pouch$44.11
506-1708White Pepper, Ground (Muntok) - 10.00 lb. pouch$82.46
506-1709White Pepper, Ground (Muntok) - 25.00 lb. pouch$182.64
506-719White Peppercorns (Muntok) - 2.75 oz. jar$5.23
506-720White Peppercorns (Muntok) - 10.00 oz. jar$12.62
506-721White Peppercorns (Muntok) - 1.00 lb. pouch $11.98
506-1710White Peppercorns (Muntok) - 2.50 lb. pouch$28.81
506-1100White Peppercorns (Muntok) - 5.00 lb. pouch$54.92
506-1711White Peppercorns (Muntok) - 10.00 lb. pouch$103.08
506-1712White Peppercorns (Muntok) - 25.00 lb. pouch$230.50
Savory/Sweet
Flavor
Intensity
Cuisine
Savory
Similar to black with pleasant musty notes
Medium - High
Mediterranean, North African, German, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Chinese, Thai.
Blend
Use
Blends well with most spices and herbs including rosemary, basil, oregano, marjoram, corainder, cumin, nutmeg, garlic, and onion.
Cream sauces, fish (halibut), potatoes, chickjen, pork,
  
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Why Buy Your Spices at Silver Cloud Estates?

Why buy spices online when they are so readily available at your local store? The answer is quality and price. The spices sold at your local store are often a year or two old. As spices age, they loose much of their flavor. Silver Cloud's spices are always fresh, never old. Our products are also an excellent value. When you need spices, click on Silver Cloud Estates for the freshest products at great prices.

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A Short History of the Black Pepper Trade

While today pepper is a commodity, at one time it was worth its weight in gold and used in lieu of money to pay taxes, dowries and tributes. In Medieval Europe, dock men unloading pepper from ships were forbidden to have pockets in their clothing to avoid their hiding even a few precious peppercorns.  Pepper was a symbol of wealth and a poor family was said to “lack pepper.”

Due to its pungency and flavor, black pepper has always been valued as a spice, preservative and an aphrodisiac.  Indigenous to the forests of Malabar and Travancore in India, it was introduced by Indian merchants across Southeast Asia.  It was also taken by Arab traders to the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.  Pepper had such great value that three thousands pounds were demanded by the Visigoths as part of the ransom of Rome. 

During the Dark Ages, pepper stopped reaching Europe as trade with the East ceased.  In the twelfth century the Venetians reestablished trade with the East and were the first European power to control the pepper trade.  Alexandria in Egypt was the primary port for distribution of pepper and one of the city’s gates was known as the Pepper Gate. 

Much of Europe’s history in the 15th – 16th centuries was driven by the desire to find trade routes to the fabled Spice Islands to circumvent the Venetian monopoly.  Competition, among the great seagoing powers of Portugal, Spain, England and Holland to find and control these routes was fierce.  In the late 15th century the Portuguese finally supplanted the Venetians and ended their monopoly on the pepper trade when a small group of soldiers, priests and traders waded ashore at Calcutta, India with the cry “For Christ and Spices.”

Pepper was largely unknown in the American colonies as a condiment or preservative until the end of the 18th century.  Merchants from Salem, Massachusetts initially began exploiting the profitable trade in pepper between the Far East and Europe.   As demand for the spice grew in the United States, the pepper trade became so profitable that by the time the trade ceased in the mid 19th century more than 950 voyages had been made by ships from Salem alone. This is remarkable when one considers that each voyage typically took two years and was very dangerous.  

Today, the worldwide pepper trade today is dominated by a handful of major trading and retail giants.  In the United States, the best known of these is   McCormick & Company, www.mccormick.com.  The company was founded in Baltimore, MD in 1889 by 25-year-old Willoughby M. McCormick and his staff of two girls and a boy.  While the company’s first products were root beer, flavoring extracts, fruit syrups and juices they are now the largest buyer of black pepper and many other spices in the world.  These spices are processed, blended and packaged for retail and industrial customers around the world. 

Whole Vanilla Beans

Silver Cloud offers the finest cured Vanilla Beans, which can be purchased in glass tubes containing three beans or 8 ounce and 17 ounce vacuum sealed pouches.  There are approximately 40 beans in an 8 ounce pouch.  Since our beans are sold by weight, depending on the size of the beans, the number in a pouch will vary.

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News

This month we have added Cantaloupe, Natural Flavor Blend, Maple Bacon, Natural Flavor Blend, Imitation Sweet Potato Pie Extract, Imitation Vanilla Cream Cookie Filling Extract and Imitation Vanilla Custard Extract. All of these extracts and flavors can be used for baking, beverages (including beer, wine and spirits) and ice cream. Coming Soon - Macadamia Nut, Raisin, Strawberry-Kiwi, Marshmallow, Red Bull, Acai and Prickly Pear flavors. We wish all of our friends and customers a happy and prosperous 2014.

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