White Pepper - Whole

Origin
Scientific Name
Family
Appearance
Colour & Odour
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India
Piper nigrum
Piperaceae
Spherical with Fairly Smooth Surface
Pale White to Brownish White 
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Physical Characteristics 

Bulk Density
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570g/1000ml  +/- 20
Light Berries
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2% max

Organoleptic Characteristcs

Water Activity
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0.65 max
Aroma
Flavour
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Typical Aromatic, Weak Musty
Hot Biting & Pungent

Chemical Properties

Volatile Oil
Moisture
Total Ash
Acid Insoluble Ash
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2% min
12% max
3% max
0.3% max

Microbiological & Mycotoxin Properties

E.coli
Coliforms
Salmonella
Yeast & Mould
Aflatoxin      (B1)
(B1+B2+G1+G2)
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<3 MPN/g (max)
<30 MPN/g (max)
Absent in 25g (max)
<500 cfu/g (max)
<5 ppb (max)
<10 ppb (max)