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odd question about black pepper

thew | May 18, 2008 04:47 PM

i love black pepper

i use way more that most recipes call for

i usually grind it in a mortar and pestle.

now i know fresh ground is better than pre ground - but how quickly do the volatile oils dissipate? that is to say how far in advance can i grind it, and still have it be "fresh ground"? a minute? 5? 30? an hour?

any ideas?

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