The Differences Between Natural Spices and Fakes ones
When crushed, a fresh black peppercorn splits into pretty large pieces, leaving a slight fatty trace. A product of poor quality that is too dry or old crumbles into small parts when crushed. White pepper should be creamy and slightly coffee colored; if the pepper is too white, it was most likely bleached. White peppercorns don’t have shells.Allspice should be large and have a dense even shell. Quality allspice peppercorns sink in water.