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Black pepper is not salt its good for your health

Black Pepper Is Not Salt: It's Good For Your Health

Black Pepper is a spice that you’ll want to think twice about, as it’s a healthier alternative than salt. You can buy your pepper ground or whole, whichever way you wish. The choice is yours.
When I moved out, I bought a pepper grinder, a nice one, for special occasions. It took me years before I pulled it out of the cupboard above the stove and started to grind my own black pepper while cooking.
Why? I guess I grew up with the notion that some things were for company, and when I did not get around to entertaining, I didn’t deem my own company worthy of the treat. My black pepper flash was a watershed moment.
It was then that I decided the good china was good enough any time I wanted to pull it out. And that beautiful cutting board and knife set would do fine for stew meat or cheese, whatever I pleased. I pulled down wine glasses for orange juice to celebrate a sunny day, and pulled out the best placemats for regular morning meals. Life is for celebrating!
Sometimes it takes a while to figure out what’s good for us, what’s healthy, and what’s not. Hiding your pepper grinder in a cupboard for 10 years is most definitely not!
So, even though I did not use salt in my cooking, these days I am crazy about adding pepper, and plenty of it. I add it to soups, sauces, eggs, meats, fish, and salad dressings.
You name it, I will pepper it. I don’t overdo it, just a sprinkle or two.
If you’re afraid of the old sneeze factor, there are products on the market that boast to be «sneezeless», but I find the best solution is to keep my sniffer out of the way. It’s not really a big deal.
When it comes to pepper, it’s all about the flavor. And less is more, depending on the variety. I prefer a mixed variety of pepper ground together. My omelets come out rich and speckled, so do my mashed potatoes. Even carrots benefit from a turn or two of the wheel. Okay, sometimes three.
Pepper is not just for men, it’s not just for others. It’s not too spicy or hot. Pepper does a body good, and that’s the important part. This spice adds tons of flavor quickly and easily, so those blander dishes simply won’t be the same. And your home crowd will notice the difference and clean their plates.
Other than how you use it, there are plenty of occasions to bump into new peppery snacks at the grocery store. Have you checked the chip aisle lately? I know, they are not your friends, but once in a while… There are a few brands of kettle chips or crunchier chips that incorporate pepper. I even crave it there. What can I say?
Black Pepper is your friend. Reach for it instead of salt, and your family, friends, and doctor will be happy you did.
Pepper is an important spice that works almost anywhere. It can make a bland meal sing. Grind it fresh, and taste the difference.

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