Black Pepper Thailand, China, Ecuador, Honduras
Black pepper is grown in many countries- besides those already mentioned- including Thailand, China, Ecuador and Honduras. In all cases the quantities produced are small and used in the countries of origin, rarely exported.
Ecuador produces about 3000 tons of a variety of black pepper using a unique method.
The berries are harvested immature, still green, and put in boiling water – then properly dried. In this way a characteristic- taste black pepper is obtained,with low bacterial load but with a lot of grains devoid of their pericarp.