Also known as the ‘King of spices’, an average of 500 kgs of pepper is produced annually in the plantation. The produce is used within the resort and the rest is sold in the local markets. Apart from being a spice, pepper has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It is an amazing medicine and helps in treating cough, cold, intestinal problems and even cancer. The wastage in the process of crushing pepper is used as a natural fertilizer for plants as it helps in maintaining the humidity. Known for its strong and unique character, Wayanad pepper was and is ,in high demand all over the world. There is even proof of slave trade for pepper in the olden days.