Questions about black/green/white pepper, whether ground or as whole peppercorns.

Pepper, commonly referred to by the color of the peppercorns (black, green, white), is a spice regularly used in cooking. While originally from India, it is considered a kitchen staple in most of the world, and is regularly paired with salt - "salt and pepper". It is a member of family Piperaceae and is unrelated to the New World nightshade family of "chili peppers".