White pepper is a spice produced from the dried fruit of the pepper plant, piper nigrum, as is black pepper. White pepper is made from fully ripe pepper berries. They are soaked in water for about 10 days, leading to fermentation. Then their skins are removed, which also removes some of the hot piperine compounds. White pepper has a different flavor and heat component than black pepper.
White pepper should be added after the dish has been cooked, as overheating can release a bitter flavour.
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