A new report by XploreMR studies the growth drivers, trends, restraints, and highlights of the global white pepper market. Presenting exclusive insights into the market from 2017 to 2022, the report projects that the market will register impressive growth during the forecast period. White pepper is obtained from the inner part of piper nigrum dried fruit after removing the outer layer, and holds strong aroma owing to the presence of essential oil. On the back of its taste, aroma, health benefits, white pepper finds remarkable consumption in the preparation of food products. The growth of the market is primarily attributed to increasing adoption in the F&B and nutraceutical segments.

Health Benefits of White Pepper Steer Adoption in Food and Nutraceutical Segments

Owing to a strong presence of vital components, white pepper holds a strong, tasty aroma, which makes it ideal for usage in the preparation of food products. Moreover, the health benefits associated with white pepper give it a competitive edge over black pepper, as health-conscious consumers are inclined towards the former over the latter. By functioning as an antioxidant, white pepper reduces the risk of cancer and aids in proper digestion by facilitating the secretion of hydrochloric acid. According to the American Association of Cancer Research a component called Capsaicin, which is found in white pepper, inhibits the growth of cancer by destroying cancerous cells. White pepper is considered helpful in curing prostate cancer, and further studies are being carried out to arrive at a concrete conclusion. Owing to these factors, the adoption of white pepper has witnessed a significant uptick in the nutraceutical sector in the recent past. Furthermore, being a natural component, white pepper acts as a natural enhancer in the preparation of food by adding value to the flavors, further boosting the market growth. Vietnam is the largest producer of exporter of crop and receives impetus from export activities to Europe, which is anticipated to remain the leading importer market for white pepper. The high consumption of white pepper in Europe's cosmetic sector is also a growth attribute to the overall market.

Likelihood of Side Effects Hinders Steady Growth

White pepper holds a strong amount of piperine, which reduces the impact of certain essential drugs, thereby posing a risk to consumer's immunity. Currently, research is being carried out to understand and mitigate the risk. Furthermore, the side effects associated with white pepper, such as rashes on the skin when in direct contact create a burning sensation, and may even lead to death if ingested into the lungs. These restraining factors are posing a challenge to swift growth.