Pepper Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Pepper.


There are 5.8 calories in Pepper.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:


tsp, ground (2.3 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0.7
Calories 5.8

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.1 grams

Saturated Fat 0 grams

Trans Fat 0 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 0 grams

Cholesterol 0 milligrams

Sodium 0.5 milligrams

Potassium 31 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 1.5 grams

Dietary Fiber 0.6 grams

Sugars 0 grams
Protein 0.2 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What is pepper made out of?

Black pepper is obtained from the small dried berries (peppercorns) of the vine Piper nigrum. The name pepper is derived from the Sanskrit name of long pepper, pippali. That word gave rise to the Greek peperi and Latin piper.

What is called pepper?

Definition: Pepper or black pepper is the dried unripe fruit grown in the plant called piper nigrum. It’s pungent smell, peppery/hot taste and health friendly properties make pepper a favorite spice all over the world and it is commonly used in all cuisines.

What fruit is pepper from?

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, known as a peppercorn, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning.

Is pepper and black pepper the same?

Black pepper, ubiquitous in table shakers and takeout packets, actually comes from peppercorn, the dried berry of a flowering vine native to Southeast Asia. The pepper most of us encounter is ground, and flavor and aroma-wise, a pale shadow of the whole peppercorn, freshly ground or cooked whole.

What is pepper used for?

Culinary Uses

Use black pepper as an ingredient in recipes to add flavor and spice to meats, fish, vegetables, salad dressings, soups, stir-fries, pasta, and more. You can also add a dash of black pepper to scrambled eggs, avocado toast, fruit, and dipping sauces for a spicy kick.

Which pepper is good for health?

Red peppers pack the most nutrition, because they’ve been on the vine longest. Green peppers are harvested earlier, before they have a chance to turn yellow, orange, and then red. Compared to green bell peppers, the red ones have almost 11 times more beta-carotene and 1.5 times more vitamin C.

Is pepper a fruit or veg?


The botanical classification: Peppers are fruit.
A botanical fruit would have at least one seed and grow from the flower of the plant. With this definition in mind, peppers are classified as fruit because they contain tiny seeds in the middle and grow from the flower of the pepper plant.

Why is a pepper a vegetable?

Peppers are both fruits and vegetables. They grow from the flowers of plants in the Capsicum genus, forming once the flower has been pollinated. In the center of the pepper plant are the seeds, which are sometimes removed before cooking, but not always.