What's the Deal with Different-Colored Peppercorns?
Pick a pepper, any pepper! Here's how to break down what's in your spice rack.
The dried berry of the pepper plant is what fills most peppermills. Tellicherry is a common variety.
These pretties are berries, not actual peppercorns. They're mild and floral and great on chicken—or ice cream!
Try our Infused Honey Trio with Pink Peppercorns
These underripe peppercorns are found in pepper blends or brined in jars, and are great for punching up sauces.
Don't want black flecks in your light-colored sauce? Use these, which are peppercorns with the outer coating removed.
Another non-peppercorn, these are husks from the berries of the prickly ash tree. Add to stir-fries for a pleasant lip-tingling heat.
Try our Salt-and-Pepper Chicken
In the mix!
For pepper's greatest hits, try Rach's Rockin' Rainbow Peppercorn Blend Grinder, a blend of black, white and green peppercorns.