White peppercorns actually come from the same plant as black peppercorns and green peppercorns, but these peppercorns have been allowed to fully ripen before having their black outer husks removed. Ours whte peppercorns are Muntok peppercorns that have been soaked in water until the black shell loosens. White pepper a subtle, earthy, less intense flavor and cooks will often season more liberally with white pepper than with black pepper.
Some cooks prefer ground white pepper in flavoring creamy sauces and various light-colored dishes such as fish, with eggs, and in mashed potatoes. Whole White Peppercorns are commonly used in marinades, and pickling.