Botanical name: Piper nigrum
Taste and odour: spicy, ground black pepper
Colour: olive green
Appearance: viscous liquid
Solubility: soluble in oil
Black pepper oleoresin is obtained from ripened seeds of black pepper by solvent extraction.
Volatile oil content 20% (v/w) and piperine 40%.
Black pepper oleoresin is widely used in the food industry as a flavoring agent