'King Of Spices'
This is rightly known as the 'King Of
Spices' and is one of the best-known spices in the world.
Kerala has always reigned supreme in the
production and export of this most exotic and sought-after spice.
One of the earliest spices known, pepper is probably the most widely
used spice in the world today.
Kerala's pepper reached Europe through
Arab traders who held a monopoly over its trade. Europe in the middle
ages saw the enormous potential of pepper as a food preservative
and eagerly sought to control its trade.The potential profits by
trading in pepper was to lead to the earliest colonial conquests
and wars . Easily the finest in quality anywhere, Kerala's pepper
is grown in along the low lands and high ranges of Kerala.
A combination of natural advantages and
organic techniques produces bigger, better-shaped, more aromatic
and flavored pepper, better than anywhere else in the world. The
'Malabar Garbled' and 'Tellichery Extra Bold' are some of the more
famous varieties of pepper. Pepper is a perennial climber requiring
the support of live or dead trees.
It has a limited usage in medicine as a carminative and as a stimulant
of gastric secretions.
Propagation is by stem cutting.
Panniyur-1,Karimunda, Kuthiravally, Arakkulam Munda, Balankotta