I am allergic to black pepper. If you are interested in knowing more, there are several sites on the 'net easily found via google-search.I have had Doctors tell me not to eat meat, eggs, corn, peas, and potatoes. Did you know pepper contain carcinogens? Point is if you listen to everything a doctor says, we would eat very little.
Love poke sallet with eggs! Foraging for food is a great way to cut your grocery bill, if you know what you're looking for. Cattails, poke, wild muscadines, pears, fiddlehead ferns... the only thing missing is the shopping cart.I know Poke grows as far north as Michigan. I used to ride my motorcylce along an old abandon railroad bed. It grew like crazy there. I used to bring back garbage bags full of the stuff. I know it can make you sick if u dont prep it right. Seems like my great aunt just used to boil it rinse it really well and then cook it again. Mom used to mix it in scrabled eggs. I havent had it in a while but i liked it with the eggs.