Pepper is an essential condiment. It grows on vines which take the help of coconut or areca nut trees to cling on to . They get their nourishment when areca or coconuts trees get theirs and therefore pepper is one of the cheapest condiments that can be produced. Once the pepper starts to ripen the pods are removed and the pepper separated. It is then dried in the sun for several days until pepper is free from moisture and acquires a black colour.