Established 2008 in St. Augustine, Florida, in the company of restaurant and foodservice professionals. Our story began when a family member was put on a popular diet to improve health and lose weight. Back in the 1980's this diet called for not using black pepper because it is fumigated with ethylene oxide, a carcinogen. This method and irradiation are used to control bacteria on imported spices. After careful research the benefits of black pepper were in doubt. Years later another family member developed diverticulitis and her doctor advised her not to use black pepper because it doesn't digest and can irritate your colon. We decided to take our food expertise and develop black pepper without these caveats. Research shows that black pepper gets its spiciness from piperine, a powerful antioxidant. This antioxidant is the reason for the use of black pepper in traditional medicine. NutriPepper uses pure piperine oil that has not been fumigated or irradiated. Piperine is one of the harbingers to good health as it helps start the digestive process, among other benefits. We made it easy to get bioavailable piperine every day. Just shake it on. Our recipe eliminates mold too. Try some today!