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Is black pepper good for you?

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Black pepper is considered a healthy food that improves digestion and promotes intestinal health. Black pepper is a good source of potassium, iron and dietary fiber. Pepper helps break up mucus and phlegm to provide relief from nasal congestion.

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Black pepper comes from the pepper plant and is used in a variety of recipes. Pepper is used as a medicine in different cultures around the world. Pepper is used to preserve food, because it has antibacterial properties that fight infections and insect bites. Pepper should not be taken in high doses, as it can irritate the intestines and cause sneezing.

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