No kitchen should be without the delicate, earthy heat and mild floral aroma of McCormick Ground White Pepper. It is the perfect alternative to black pepper for white or lighter-colored foods like mashed potatoes, cream soups and white sauces. McCormick Ground White Pepper always starts with the whole berries of the pepper vine to ensure that there are no fillers. The berries are picked when ripe and soaked in water to remove the outer husks. The remaining white peppercorn is then dried and ground. Its mild pepper flavor is ideal for seasoning chicken, seafood and pasta. The subtle heat of white pepper is preferred in Asian cuisine, where it is added to stir-fries, marinades and soups, like Hot & Sour Soup.