White or Black Pepper?

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
January 22, 2009 8:56pm CST
I've always only used black pepper but recently my Aunt from Holland came over and bought me some white pepper, which kind of looks gray to me. Anyhow, it's pretty tasty especially in my eggs. I do notice, however, that I sneeze a lot when I cook with it. So, do you have a preference?
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I use black pepper. I have white pepper, but I never think to use it. Yeah, it does look gray. I will have to try and remember to use it next time I cook something.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
23 Jan 09
Hope you let me know what you thought of it. Try not to sneeze. It's very fine and powdery.
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@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
9 Jul 09
They really are from the same plant. Some people have different opinions and preferences. Myself - and I don't care what anyone else says LOL - is that I can feel the black one right away, but the white way seems to have a bit more bite because it stays longer. Traditionally - at least in Portugal, not sure about the rest of the world - they use white pepper on dishes that are of light color so there will be no black specks on them. And black pepper on dishes where the black little things won't be as noticeable. I really don't have a preference. I have both and use both depending on the dish, my mood, or what comes to my hand first hehehehe
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
9 Jul 09
I kind of like the taste of both now. But white pepper on eggs is really good. You're right, it does have more of a kick to it than the black pepper.
@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
10 Jul 09
Yeah I like both as well. I do like to grind it at the moment, it tastes better.
• Philippines
23 Jan 09
I usually use white pepper on light colored food, like chicken, salad, pasta. I use black pepper when I cook or marinate pork, or beef. On my soup, I usually use white pepper. my mom said we should not let them know we add pepper on our dishes. that's why we use the appropriate color to cover it. one time i use black pepper on my pasta. it looks terrible there are lots of black little thing on it. It looks like dust.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
23 Jan 09
I like black pepper better, I find the white pepper is stronger.
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• India
25 Jan 09
Hello my friend gtargirl Ji, We in our country also, som epeople use white-peeper, but black-peeper is all round commonly available and it is used as well. We have to keep some cloths while using them, as we will surely sneeze, but it is again positive sign that our health is maintained properly. May god bless You and have a great time.
• United States
23 Jan 09
Hey gtargirl white pepper? Where can I get some from? Do you know any stores that sell it please name? Or would I have to get it online? Does it taste just like black pepper. Since I never tasted white pepper and never knew it existed I will have to say I prefer black pepper but I am curious as to how it taste I like to try new things. please respond
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
23 Jan 09
Black pepper if my choice since I've never seen or tasted white pepper. Didn't know there was such a thing as white pepper. I've seen some people put red peppers in their eggs and am sure it gives it lots of taste. We now use a salt substitute since both my husband and myself have high blood pressure. I don't add salt when cooking either so everyone has to add their own.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I have never heard of white pepper before. I have always used the black pepper. I would like to try the white pepper sometime.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
23 Jan 09
Dont think I have use white pepper tho I have heard of it. Some times I use red pepper as it melts better in your tummy where the black pepper is course and can cause tummy trouble!
@Lindery (854)
• Latvia
23 Jan 09
When I am cooking I use both of these 2 pepper types - black and white peppers. Black pepper are well known, much better than white peppers. The difference between these peppers are: Black Pepper, the spiciest, is berries that are picked unripe. The berries used for White Pepper are ripened on the vine and soaked so that their outer hulls are easily removed. White peppers are spicier than black peppers.
@ellie333 (21029)
23 Jan 09
Hi Gtargirl, I prefer black pepper myself, I grind it from the peppercorns and like you the white peper makes me sneeze so haven't really used it much over the years. Huggles. Ellie :D
@inuceres (342)
• Philippines
23 Jan 09
i hate black pepper it makes me get allergy to eat or taste that it gave me bad taste,..
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I have never really worked with white pepper, though I see it asked for in many recipes, I guess I thought that it was just for esthetics and not really a flavor difference. Learn something new every day :)
@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
23 Jan 09
Hahaha! So do I, I sneeze with white pepper as well,hahaha! But you are right, it is gray, haha! I like the black pepper on meat, the white pepper I use for most everything else. Geef je tante de groetjes. Wens haar een fijn verblijf in America. Prettige dag wens ik jullie. Groetjes Margajoe.