[Sca-cooks] How long does pepper retain its potency?
rcarrollmann at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 15:24:38 PDT 2011
That makes sense. However, it would be whole peppercorns, not ground,
so I assume that means no sneezing.
Thanks for the reply!
Brighid ni Chiarain
On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 6:21 PM, Terry Decker <t.d.decker at att.net> wrote:
> I suspect a cask would develope air leaks over several centuries leaving the
> contents extremely diminished. The ground pepper would probably still make
> people sneeze the way dust does. You don't need piperine to trigger a
> sneeze. Odor minimal at best would be my guest. If you want some kind of
> potency to last over time, seal the pepper air-tight in a glass or ceramic
> jar, keep cool, and keep out of direct sunlight.
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