[Sca-cooks] How long does pepper retain its potency?

James Prescott prescotj at telusplanet.net
Mon Jun 20 15:17:12 PDT 2011

I'll seal a cask up right away, and let you know the minute I have
the data....

At 6:06 PM -0400 6/20/11, Robin Carroll-Mann wrote:
>  This is for a silly bit of fiction, so no urgency. . .
>  Would a well-sealed cask of black peppercorns retain any potency after
>  5 or 6 centuries?  Would it still have an odor?  Make people sneeze?
>  Or would it just be a pile of funny-shaped pebbles?
>  It would be nice if it was still sneeze-worthy, but if not, I can
>  write around that.
>  Brighid ni Chiarain

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