Ground White Pepper
White pepper comes from the same plant as black, Piper nigrum. The difference in their color is due to differences in harvesting and processing. Black pepper is harvested before the bud matures, while white pepper has been allowed to mature on the plant and is simply stripped of its outer casing.
White pepper has the same properties as black although some people claim that its taste is milder. Pepper is always added just before cooking finishes to keep its flavor “fresh”.
White pepper is used the same way as black pepper but usually preferred in pale or white sauces simply for aesthetics.
It’s also used in pickling and marinades.