Black Pepper (Kali Mirch) (E)

In this episode, the viewer is taken on a pepper-ride! Right from the discovery of pepper, its impact on history, science and culture, we learn about it all. Pepper, also called Black Gold, originated in the Western Ghats. There was a time when pepper was so rare and desirable that it was used as currency. It could free slaves. It was their search that sent Columbus and Vasco da Gama on their historic expeditions. The episode explores pepper in detail. Its journey from the farm to our home, its chemistry and goodness. Discover how every pinch of pepper hides much more than aroma and taste - its medicinal value and impact on our health.