Health benefits of black pepper

Some foods are considerably healthier than others from a nutritional point of view and healthcare professionals and nutritionists consider certain foods to be extra beneficial, a case in point being black pepper. It is not only a useful flavouring element but a rich source of minerals and nutrients. Most of all, it’s easy to incorporate black pepper into your diet. If you are a fitness enthusiast looking to lose weight quickly, then you need to add black pepper to your daily menu.

Black pepper is a versatile product that stimulates senses, taste buds and affects many body systems positively. The thermogenic features increase the metabolism and strength and therefore boost physical and psychological capacity. There are plenty of benefits surrounding this spice and this is the reason why our ancestors had named it the ‘King of Spice’.

Used in Ayurveda Medicine

Ayurveda remedies frequently contain this seasoning for its health benefits. Black pepper, in combination with substances like castor oil or ghee, can be used as an appetite stimulant, a breathing aid and a cough therapy.

Good for Digestion

Raw black pepper releases hydrochloric acid in the stomach and thus aids digestion. Hydrochloric acid can help you clean your intestines and helps in barricading other gastrointestinal disorders. So don’t forget to add a pinch of black pepper to all of your food.

Rich in Vitamins and Minerals

The nutritional content of black pepper is far more diverse than you might think. The innocuous looking substance is known to contain a generous quantity of vitamin A and is rich in vitamins C and K. Other nutrients in black pepper include Thiamin, Pyridoxine, Riboflavin, Folic acid, Choline, Copper, calcium etc.

HELPS in Weight Loss

The wonderful spice helps to lose weight and you can add it to green tea 2-3 times a day. This is because the spice contains a rich content of phytonutrients that contributes to the destruction of excess fat. This increases the metabolism of the body as well.

Can aid in the prevention of Cancer

Black pepper combined with turmeric is believed to aid in the prevention of cancer. It can be consumed in the form of milk by combining with turmeric. The combination with turmeric adds antioxidants, vitamin A and carotenoids.

Treats Skin Problems

The “King of Spices” is said to prevent skin pigmentation (Vitiligo). A condition which causes white patches on your skin. Though there are many medicines available in the market to restore your skin colour, a simple remedy like black pepper can protect your skin from any sort of skin pigmentation and helps maintain the original colour of your skin.

So, for both taste and wellness, remember to add a little sprinkle of this wonderful spice to your meal. Make sure you only use the purest and most natural black pepper powder because it will not only make a tremendous difference to the flavour of your food but also to your health.

Why Choose Adjustable Spice Grinders?

As their name suggests, adjustable spice grinders can be set to provide coarse and fine grinds or control the dispensing rate delivery ie from minimum to regular and maximum particles dispensed. Unlike fixed grinder tops, this type of grinder offers more control by the user.

At Global Grinders, we offer a selection of adjustable grinders, including the following:

  1. Inline Adjustable. This grinder top has an inline design that gives it a straight, simple look. This grinder has fine and coarse grind abilities with a push-pull function. Its slim design allows it to fit on retail shelves universally in a space saving fashion.
  2. Elegant Adjustable. This grinder top has a rounded designed. It also features the patented push-push adjustment for alternating between fine and coarse grinds. This grinder is robust, and aesthetically pleasing,
  3. Eco Gourmet (Triple) Adjustable Dial. This grinder has a three setting mechanism. Providing the user the ability to control the dispensing rate between ‘minimum’, ‘regular’ and ‘maximum’ particles dispensed. This grinder has a clear lid to easily show the gear adjustment lever.

When would you select this type of spice grinder over a fixed grinder? What criteria should you consider when choosing adjustable grinders? Keep reading to find out when and how to select an adjustment grinder.

How to Choose Adjustable Spice Grinders

Ultimately, the type of spice grinder you choose will come down to how and where you plan to use your grinders. Customers purchasing grinders in bulk may be buying grinders to sell spices in the retail environment, for use in the catering environment, events environment or even in industrial kitchens. The type of grinder top to choose will, therefore, depend on the environment as well as your company’s individual requirements. It will also come down to the type of spice or herbs that will be used in the grinder. Some tips for choosing this type of grinder include the following:

Consider the type of spice or herb.

The spices that are suited to these types of grinders, include salt and pepper, both of which can easily be consumed as a finer or a coarser grind. Herbs or spices that are softer than salt and pepper will benefit greatly from the two or three stage adjustability. Offering the consumers the ability to choose between varying grinds will add greater value to the final packaged product

Global Grinders offer a wide range of grinders, in addition to our adjustable grinder range. View our complete range to find the spice grinders and bottles you need, all in one place.

Spice & Seasoning Flip Top Sprinklers/ Flapper Cap Closures – Teaspoon, 5 hole, 7 Hole or 19 Hole?

Choosing the right flip top (flapper cap) closures comes down to the type of seasoning you are packaging. A dual flip top can often be a good choice for medium sized particles that can be poured or sprinkled. For finer herbs and spices, a sprinkler top is often a better choice, however. For larger particles, a teaspoon top would be more effective.

Keep reading to find out which type of spice, seasoning closure to choose to ensure that your herbs and spices can be poured without blockages or issues.

Choosing Spice/Seasoning Flip Top Closures (Flapper caps)

With so many different herbs and spices on the market, choosing flip top closures is not always straight-forward. When placing bulk orders, it is always best to be absolutely certain about which type of closure you will need, to avoid one that does not adequately pour or sprinkle seasonings. Each type of closure is designed with a specific size of particle in mind. The contents of your spice bottle will, therefore, be the deciding factor on which closure to choose.

If you have coarse seasoning…

Coarse seasonings such as rosemary, garlic flakes, whole cloves, star aniseed, dried and crushed chillis or whole cinnamon are best suited to a teaspoon closure. These closures have an open top that allows easy pouring. These are no segments for spice or herbs to get stuck and using the seasoning will be far easier for end-users.

If you have medium particle seasoning…

For seasonings that are not considered fine but not coarse either, both the teaspoon closure and the 7 hole sprinklers will be ideal. While the teaspoon closure allows seasonings to be poured, the 5 hole and 7 hole sprinklers allow for even distribution of seasoning over food. The holes are large enough to allow particles to easily fit through without the risk of getting stuck or lumped together. This sprinkler is ideal for dried parsley, mixed herbs, basil, coriander seeds, finely crushed chilli, and curry mixes with large and small particles.

If you have fine seasoning…

Fine seasonings, such as ground pepper, fine salt, ground ginger, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, paprika, and various other ground spice are best suited to the 19 hole sprinkler. This sprinkler has multiple small openings to allow for even distribution over food. Spices are distributed through these small holes without clumping or overpouring, meaning that there is less risk of seasonings pouring out too fast. Using a teaspoon or 7 hole sprinkler for very fine seasoning can end up making it harder to sprinkle spices over food.

At Global Grinders, we offer a wide range of flip top closures (flapper caps) to meet your needs. We offer standard closure sizes as well as economy sizes for the catering industry. Browse our full range of spice grinder flip top closures to learn more about what we offer.

Global Grinders Tours Southern France

During a business trip in early spring our European sales manager had the opportunity to visit some of our customers and their impressive facilities. She toured the saltpans on Brittany’s coastline, including the Guérande salt marshes.

The area is famous for the “salt eyes” which are formed from the clay and salt water filled pans that reflect the sky looking like little scattered eyes. Here they harvest the very exclusive “Fleur de sel” the “crème de la crème” of the saltpans where sauniers – the local term for salt harvesters, rake salt from shallow waters in an ancient tradition practiced almost nowhere else in the world.

The salt harvest commences in June and continues throughout summer. Age old artisanal methods and technology are still in use to harvest approximately 12000 mt of salt a year.

Great care is taken to conserve the nature and natural bird life in the wetlands including controlling the volume of tourists.

We wish all our clients many more successful years ahead and continued growth.

Thank you to all who took part and who met with us, the hospitality was truly appreciated.

Wholesale Spice Grinders & Food Safety

Choosing wholesale spice grinders involves a number of decisions, ranging from pricing and product range all the way to overall quality. Something that is not always considered is the supplier’s ability to meet local and international regulations. Food safety is something that no spice seller can afford to ignore, however. Failing to take such regulations into account can end up making it far harder to grow your business. In many cases, it is illegal to sell products without taking basic regulations into account. To help you get a better idea of what to look for when choosing wholesale spice grinders, we have prepared a list of best practices.

Choosing Regulation-Approved Wholesale Spice Grinders

To ensure that your product meets the often stringent food safety requirements, it is essential to invest in wholesale spice grinders that meet basic regulations. Your grinder supplier should be able to offer the following:

ISO certification.

ISO certification is essential to be fully sure that the supplier meets the often stringent criteria required in the food sector. Without certification, there is no way to provide any type of guarantee to customers that your product meets these criteria. The standard that is most relevant for packaging such as grinder bottles is FSSC 22000. This standard was designed to ensure consumer trust in the supply of safe food and drinks. The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification presents a framework that manages food safety responsibilities. This standard is fully recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is designed according to existing ISO standards.

Tamper-proof liners.

Another thing that is essential for quality, freshness and food safety is tamper-proof induction liners. Without these, spices, salt and pepper sold in bottles can be exposed to air, liquids and contaminates. Liners provide additional protection and also help to seal in freshness so that products can stay on the shelves up until their expiry date. Ground spices are susceptible to clumping and moisture absorption, making liners especially important to prevent loss of flavour. When spices are no longer fresh, there is a far higher risk of losing reputation and future sales.

Testing and assurance.

Finally, regular testing and quality assurance is also essential when choosing grinders and spice bottles. Suppliers that are ISO certified are required to undergo routine testing as part of the certification process, meaning that quality tests are done on a regular basis. This helps to identify potential improvements and continually improve the quality of the bottles and grinders. For you, this means the best possible way to store and package your spices. You will then be able to pass down this assurance to your customers, who have full peace of mind that you are bringing them a high-quality product.

At Global Grinders, we offer a large range of fully certified, industry-approved grinders and bottles to suit your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our wholesale spice grinders.

Commonly Asked Wholesale Spice Grinder Questions

If you have recently started a spice business or you are ordering wholesale spice grinder sets for the first time, you may have a number of questions. We have put together some of the most commonly asked questions that will help make it easier to choose the bottles and grinder or flip-top lids that are best suited to your needs. Keep reading to find out more about the commonly asked wholesale spice grinder questions we are asked on a regular basis.

Everything You Need to Know About Wholesale Spice Grinders

Some of the most important things that you should know about wholesale spice grinders are answered by the following questions.

How do I choose the right size?

At Global Grinders, we offer numerous sizes of bottle. Ultimately, the best way to determine the right size is to consider your requirements. If you are selling salt, pepper, and spices in a retail environment, standard sizes are likely the best option as they will fit onto shelves. Bulk spices are best sold in larger bottles, while industries such as catering may also do better with larger sized bottles if a large volume of salt, pepper or spice is used on a regular basis.

What about flip-top closures?

Flip-top closures are used for finer grained spices and salt, as well as herbs. No grinding is required. Instead, the closure is fitted with a choice of tops that are designed for the size of the particles. These range from open teaspoon size tops all the way to seven hole (best for large to medium particles) and 19 hole (better suited to finer particles). Dual sprinkle tops are also offered, which have one side that is open and another that has holes.

Can grinder tops be customised?

In many cases, grinder tops can vary in size and shape. At Global Grinders, grinders can also be customised by colour to suit your brand identity. Like flip-tops, grinder tops come in a variety of shapes. These lids are better suited to courser particles that require grinding rather than sprinkling, such as salt and pepper.

How do I choose the right grinder top?

You can view our full range of grinder tops to see what each has to offer. Alternatively, you can also contact Global Grinders to speak to one of our helpful consultants. We will discuss your specific needs and help you find the ideal grinders, closures, and wholesale spice grinders for your business.

The Rise of The Pepper Grinder/Mill

There is evidence that the pepper corn has been in use for at least 4,000 years, possibly longer, as a condiment or seasoning agent in cuisine and as a medicine. Once it was referred to as black gold. For centuries it was offered as currency. Its ubiquity in modern life belies the fact that in our recent history it was a scarce and much prized trade item, enjoyed by the wealthy and an aspirational item for the less fortunate. Its value soared in Europe as warring, banditry and anarchy afflicted its overland trade routes, from southern India , which had existed since before the rise of Rome. Bartolomeu Diaz’s rounding of the Cape in 1488 opened up the spice trade and the wooden ships had greater carrying capacity than four legged caravans. The return journey around the tip of Africa of roughly 17,000 kilometers by sea was very dangerous and could take years. The result was that pepper was a rarity which sold for extremely high prices.

A pepper mill or grinder is one of the 19,000 artefacts recovered from HMS Mary Rose, Henry the VIII’s flagship which was sunk by a French cannonball during the Battle of the Solent. It was discovered after 437 years submerged in the English Channel when the ship was raised in 1982. Almost intact, only the metal grinding plates had rusted away. Fashioned from very hard Ash wood it still contained pepper corns and, miraculously, scientists could smell their characteristic aroma when it was opened up. Consisting of three parts, the ground pepper fell into a collecting cup which comprised the bottom part of the grinder. In Tudor times (1485 – 1603) it was a premium item and was found in a chest belonging to an officer.

Discerning users have always known that pepper is much more flavorful and intense when freshly ground. Like coffee, pepper corns begin to lose these important characteristics soon after having been milled. Within three months it shows a very marked difference in quality. Consider the implications of that when purchasing pepper from a store. It may have been packed on the shelf in the past weeks, and chances are the pepper corns used were ground and packed several months ago. The pepper you sprinkle onto your food has therefore likely degraded for an extended period.

During more than twenty years Global Grinders PTY Ltd, has brought aesthetically and functionally superior grinders, of the highest quality specifications into markets around the world.

The Classic Grinder (pictured below), whose appearance is designed to enhance the dining experience in the home and on restaurant tables, is one such example. The Classic grinder effortlessly grinds pepper corns and all forms of salt and is one of the more than 22 grinders in Global Grinders’ extensive range.

Today, pepper and salt grinders are affordable and available to all (unlike in Henry the VIII’s era).

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Are Your Wholesale Spice Grinders Sustainable?

If you are starting or running a spice business, you may be starting to think about how you can ensure that your wholesale spice grinders meet sustainability guidelines. You might be aiming to increase your green credentials or simply try and avoid waste. Whatever the case, the first step in producing an environmentally-friendly product is to choose manufacturers that are able to meet your sustainability goals. The bottles and grinders you use to store your spices and herbs are every bit as important as the products themselves. If you are choosing poor quality, single-use plastics or other harmful materials for your grinders and bottles, you will not be able to reduce your impact in any way.

In this short guide, we share some of the things that you can look for to ensure that your wholesale spice grinders live up to your sustainability goals.

How to Choose Sustainable Wholesale Spice Grinders

Whether your business is actively working at lowering your carbon footprint or you are simply searching for a supplier who shares your passion for sustainability, there are a number of criteria that need to be considered. Some of the things to look for when sourcing wholesale spice grinders include the following:

Eco-friendly bottles.

The bottles that you choose should be made from material that is environmentally-friendly. The most sustainable choices for spice bottles include glass and PET plastic. Glass can be reused almost endlessly, while PET is also recyclable and highly sustainable. These bottles can be recovered and recycled over and over, turned back into containers for foods, beverages, body products, carpet and clothing fibres, automotive parts, construction materials, industrial strapping, and even other types of packaging. Unlike other types of plastic, which are made to be used once and then thrown away, PET is a far more sustainable choice.

Recyclable grinders.

Choosing a supplier that offers recyclable grinder tops and closures is also essential. Look for trusted, certified manufacturers who are committed to sustainable production. Always make sure that the entire grinder – bottle and top – can be recycled and avoid any grinder sets that can not be reused or recycled in some way or another. It may be tempting to go with the cheapest option, but, if the grinders are fully disposable, they will not be sustainable, which will affect your efforts at reducing your ecological footprint.

Minimal packaging.

Another thing to look for is a manufacturer that does not go overboard with packaging. It may not seem like a very big concern but, over time, excessive packaging can very quickly begin to have an impact on the earth. Reduced packaging will help you continue to meet your sustainability goals, keeping your order secure without excessive waste. You can take this even further by keeping your own packaging to a minimum as well, to continue keeping your footprint as low as possible.

Keep these guidelines in mind, choose your wholesale spice grinders supplier wisely and you will be able to meet your goals at becoming a company that is committed to the environment.

How Not to Choose Wholesale Spice Grinders for Your Spice Business

If you are growing or starting your spice business this year, one of the most important steps is choosing wholesale spice grinders. A large part of finding the right grinders comes down to finding a supplier who is able to meet your requirements. Once you find a trusted supplier, you will be able to expand your range with peace of mind in knowing that your spices will stay fresh on the shelves.

Many businesses make the mistake of cutting corners when searching for suppliers, however. In this guide, we share some tips on what not to do when choosing wholesale spice grinders for your spice business.

Avoid These Mistakes When Choosing Wholesale Spice Grinders

Choosing the right wholesale spice grinders is not always as simple as it seems. To ensure that you are able to provide your customers with the best possible product, it is essential to choose a supplier that is able to provide you with the best quality grinder. Make sure that you avoid these mistakes when starting your business.

No certification.

Certification may seem like a lot of paperwork. Without it, it is impossible to trust that the quality of the grinder meets international standards. There are a few different quality certification standards that may be in place when it comes to grinders. At Global Grinders, all of our grinders are FSSC 22000 Certified. Our grinders also undergo stringent quality control and they are made from materials that conform to international food safety standards. Certification provides a chain of evidence of this quality at all times, which, in turn, allows you to be able to offer the same level of quality to your customers.

No guarantee.

Going hand in hand with certification and other quality precautions, guarantees offer full peace of mind that the supplier is completely transparent. They also mean that the supplier is so sure of their product that they are able to offer a guaranteed seal of approval. If your potential supplier is unable to offer a guarantee, it may be because sub-standard materials are used or because the manufacturing process is not in line with global standards. Either way, be wary of any supplier who is not able to stand by their product.

No customisation.

Another thing to watch out for is a limited range and no ability to customise your grinders according to your brand colours and requirements. A good supplier will offer a variety of grinder bottle sizes and closures. Customised grinders will help you stand out, which, in turn, will help you grow your business.

Contact Global Grinders today to learn more about our wide range of value added services or browse our full range of grinders and bottles to see what we have on offer. If you have any needs you would like to discuss, we are standing by to help you source the best quality wholesale spice grinders.

Choose Your Salt Mills & Spice Grinders Carefully

If you have been considering exporting your salt, spices or seasonings it is essential to choose wholesale spice grinders carefully to ensure that your product meets international marketplace requirements. Seasoned spice blends, locally produced spices, unique desert salts and sea salts, herb mixes, pepper mixes and various other seasonings are popular worldwide.

Starting a Spice Export Business - Choose Your Wholesale Spice Grinders Carefully

How to meet the needs of a foreign market? Keep reading.

Spice and Salt Grinders must Meet International Standards

There are several guidelines that need to be taken into account if you plan to export salt, pepper or spices. The most important things to consider when choosing wholesale spice and salt grinders include the following:

ISO certification.

One of the simplest and best ways to ensure that your products will always meet even the most stringent of guidelines is ISO certification. Certification requires suppliers and manufacturers to achieve standardisation that is recognised all over the world. If you source spice grinders from an ISO certified supplier, you are essentially assuring customers that your product is packaged according to the highest possible standards.

Global Grinders (Pty) Ltd is FSSC 2000 Certified. FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO Standards. It demonstrates a company has a robust Food Safety Management System in place that meets the requirements of a products’ customers and consumers. 18.000+ organizations over 140 countries have achieved FSSC 22000 certification. With currently 110+ Licensed Certification Bodies and over 1,500 auditors worldwide, ISO’s mission is to provide a trusted brand assurance platform to the consumer goods industry.

Product freshness.

Products freshness is another way that you can show international partners, clients and investors that you are serious about providing the highest level of quality in protective packaging. Will your products be able to withstand the shipping process and retain freshness and flavour onto a stockists’ shelves?

Heat induction liners and pressure sensitive foam liners  will ensure that your seasoning, salt, pepper and spices will stay fresh during transit and on the shelf once your product has reached the final destination.

Diverse offering.

Another way to add value is to provide a diverse offering that caters to the unique needs of your target market. Depending on your target market consumer, you may choose to sell your seasoning in glass bottles or jars or PET bottles both of which are strong, durable options that present a message of premium quality. These containers are economical and practical.

Offering a range of bottle types and sizes along with a variety of grinders will allow you to stay flexible in competitive markets.

Global Grinders has established a long-standing reputation as a trusted spice/salt grinder supplier. We have a range of adjustable grinders in either push-pull adjustable format or 3 setting dial adjustable which has a fine, medium and coarse grind setting. Some of our pepper grinders and salt grinders have Tamper Evident Ring-Pull Seals. There is also the option of snap-on non removable salt mills and screw-on removable spice grinders. Contact Global Grinders today to learn more about our wide range of spice grinders and salt grinders.

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