Often called the king of spices, pepper is known to offer several health benefits while providing an excellent depth of flavor to any dish. The use of pepper in the diet could help promote weight loss, improve digestion, relieve cold and cough, and boost metabolism. The whole pepper balls are also used in biryanis, pulaos, deals, etc. They are a very common condiment for sandwiches, soups, stews, sauces, curd, salads, and grilled meat. Dried ground pepper is also used as a medicine.