|Pepper plant with immature peppercorns|
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There are several different plants called Pepper, all are in the Piper genus of Piperaceae.
Pepper is one of the most common spices used around the world. It is very common in European cuisine, and has been known and traded for a very long time. Very often, the peppercorns are ground, and the powder is used to make things taste hot.