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For better flavor, always use freshly ground pepper. The flavor comes from the oils of the sliced peppercorns.
There are three basic types of pepper:
- Black is the strongest (slightly hot with a hint of sweetness) flavor of the three.
- White peppercorns are smaller, have a smoother skin and a light-tan color with a milder flavor.
- Green peppercorn is the soft, under-ripe berry that is usually preserved in brine. It has a fresh flavor that is less pungent than the berry in its other forms.
Store whole in a cool, dark place for about a year. Ground pepper will keep its flavor for about four months. Green peppercorns packed in brine should be refrigerated once opened and will keep for one month; packed in water will keep for a week.