White, Red, or black?

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
January 9, 2009 3:24pm CST
Which pepper do you have in your house? Have you tried all three? I have. Red for me is the strongest pepper. What do you usually put it on and which is your favorite. I like the old standby black pepper best. It goes with just about everything.
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13 responses
• United States
21 Jan 09
Hrm.. we have all three. I think they have different purposes. I've used white pepper and black pepper when cooking and I believe their is a difference in taste. I am not, however, a cook. I couldn't really tell you when which pepper is better from a culinary standpoint. Red pepper, being hotter, tends to be restricted to a more narrow usage in my house.
@my125125 (822)
• Malaysia
12 Jan 09
Hi Ersmommy, at my kitchen, I only have white pepper. I use the white pepper for all the meat I want to cook, or a taste for my soup, but don't put too much, not everyone like it.
@AbbeyB (670)
• Spain
11 Jan 09
We have all of them and I use them for different things I use white pepper to cook with and black pepper to season, red pepper is great for sauces and when i want a bit more kick.
@aweins (4203)
• India
10 Jan 09
hi ersmommy1, my dear friend, i have white and black pepper in my house. i general we use blackpepper as a whole and in powder form. like i generally use black powdereed pepper on my sandwiches, boiled egg etc...i also like it on some of my fruits or fruit salad. i think as you have said, black pepper is the best standby pepper and i can use it every where and on everything that i eat. it is very good for the health too.i like it in my soups too. hot soups with a dash of pepper . its sooo tasty.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I actually have all three and I use the black pepper the most cause your right it just goes with everything and enhances the flavor best. I use the red pepper in chili and stuff that I want to give a kick to. The white is mixed with garlic which is something I like to sprinkle on almost everything..but I do use the Black the most.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
10 Jan 09
Hi dear we have all three pepper in home and we have green chilli as well( fresh) Mostly Red pepper is used in our house and in our continental dishes while some dishes taste great in black pepper chinese dishes are good in white pepper. our continental foods are mostly spicy and very tasty, hmmm, yummy
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I mainly use4 black pepper in every meal that I am cooking. I occasionally use crushed red pepper too.
@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
10 Jan 09
Well, I have tried the White and Black but never the Red. Not even sure where to get this one to try it even. But overall the one we have in our house the most is the Black. For me I think the White is a little better and not as strong but harder to find, so we just have the black one for now and use it a lot of times in food. But for me, my best one for Flavor is the Lemon Pepper, and I use that one most of the time now for spice as well.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
10 Jan 09
We have all 3 of the ones you have mentioned in the house. I rarely use any pepper other than black pepper though, so I guess it would be my favorite. I use it at dinner every night. FYI, did you know that there are also green and pink peppercorns?
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I keep red and black in my cabinets - though I am sure I have had white pepper I have never felt compelled to buy or use it. I guess I thought it was used for esthetic reasons so that those who are disturbed by the look of black pepper will have the flavor but not the distraction of black pepper? does white pepper actually taste different?
• United States
10 Jan 09
I use black pepper when I am cooking. I am not really one for spicy foods normally, so this is the extent that I go to for pepper. I have tried cayenne pepper before, and it is too spicy for me. I have never had white pepper before though. I would think that it is the strongest by the looks of it (you know, white heat?)
@CherishC (249)
• United States
9 Jan 09
My mom brought this mix colors of fresh pepper. I use the mixed pepper on salads, veggies. And I use the black pepper on potatoes.
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I never thought that I would be a pepper afficianado. That is until I bought one of those peppercorn mills that you get in the spice section of the supermarket. The one that I buy combines white red and black. Love it. Hard to choose because I like the taste of all three but I think that red is my favorite.