Throughout medieval Europe, pepper was commonly traded, ounce for ounce, for gold. This irreplaceable spice has long been recognized as an ingredient for stimulating the appetite. These highest quality organically grown (nitrite and sulfite free) peppercorns, imported from the Far East, are the finest on the market today. For use in cooking and on your table. Dispense with our 4Spectrum™ Ceramic SunSalt™ and Organic Peppercorn Mill available here as well. Once you've used these gourmet peppercorns you'll never go back to the grocery store variety!