Known as Piper nigrum or peppercorn is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae. Its fruit is cultivated, dry and use as a spice and seasoning. When fresh and fully mature, it is approximately 5 millimeters (0.20 in) in diameter and dark red, and contains a single seed like all drupes. Peppercorns and the ground pepper derived from them may be likewise described simply as pepper, or more precisely as black pepper (cooked and dried unripe fruit), green pepper (dried unripe fruit), and white pepper (ripe fruit seeds). This product also contains very powerful health benefits.