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In praise of pepper

Photo by Marsden Epworth

We talk about salt all the time in this health column so someone suggested we try talking about black pepper for a change.

Salt is a seasoning I like because I can definitely taste it. I like the way it looks, I like the way it feels when I crush it in my fingers as I sprinkle it on a dish. I have low blood pressure so I get a nice little boost when I add some sodium to my diet.

Pepper is a spice I add to everything (savory) that I cook, but I’m not as clear on why I use it or what there is to like about it, or whether there is a difference between pepper brands.

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