INDIA. Pepper is the world's most traded and most popular spice. Picked from the vine just before they turn red, Black Tellicherry Peppercorns which turn black as they dry are a superb larger and more mature peppercorn with a clean aromatic flavor. Use black peppercorns whole or grind just prior to use in a recipe or at the table. Use whole peppercorns to flavor pot roast and sauerbraten. Tie peppercorns in cheese cloth and add to soup, stew or poaching liquids for fish, chicken and shrimp.