Storage of Black Pepper

 

Transportation The transportation from the field to the plant must be as fastest as possible in order to minimizing the losses due to deterioration caused by high temperatures, such as excessive water loss and increased metabolic activity.
Packing The black pepper (in whole or ground) should be packed into polypropylene packagings (bags or flasks) or glass. All packagings must be hermetically sealed to avoid loss in the mass or modifications in the moisture content. Some care should be taken when removing the air from within the packaging before sealing. The vacuum packaging improves the conservation of the quality of the dehydrated pepper.
Storage The dehydrated pepper must be stored in fresh places that are protected from the light and moisture. The light alters the color, whereas the heat reduces the life time of the product.
References http://www.fao.org/inpho/content/fpt/SPICES/harvBP.htm