Pepper is native to South and Southeast Asia and has been known to Indian cooking since at least 2 BC. It's most important source was India, particularly the Malabar Coast, specifically in the state of Kerala. A perennial woody vine growing up to 4 metres (13 ft) in height on supporting trees, poles or trellises, the pepper plant is a spreading vine, rooting readily where trailing stems touch the ground.
Like many eastern spices, pepper was historically both a seasoning and a medicine. Long pepper, being stronger, was often the preferred medication, but both were used. Black Pepper is believed to cure for illnesses like constipation, diarrhoea, earache, gangrene, heart disease, hernia, hoarseness, indigestion, insect bites, insomnia, joint pain, liver problems, lungdisease, oral abscesses, sunburn, tooth decay, and toothaches.
Black Pepper is sourced from Cochin in Kerala. Indeed, the best product of the region is now in your pack
You can find DNV Black Pepper in 500gms, 200gms, 100 gms and 50 gms packs at retail shops near you.