Green, white, and black peppercorns all come from the same pepper vine. Black peppercorns are produced by picking the green, unripen peppercorns and letting them dry. Our black peppercorns come from Malabar, the western coast of South India. Malabar peppercorns are known for their robust flavor and rich aroma. They provide a good amount of heat and are considered one of the highest quality black peppercorns. These peppercorns work well both as a cooking spice or table pepper.