All peppercorns, be they black, white or green, come from the tropical vine belonging to the plant famliy 'Piperaceae'. Although the pepper plant had its origin in India, a large demand for the spice has necessitated commercial cultivation in several parts of South-East Asia as well.
When fully ripened berries (from the pepper vine) with their outer covering removed are allowed to ferment naturally in the sun and the result is creamy, white peppercorns. Pepper has a sharp, hot and biting taste. Get the white pepper powder for your cooking!