Marion-Kay imports only fine quality solid pepper berries, which are throughly cleaned in our own plant. This process eliminates empty shells and foreign matter. We then granulate (not ground) these solid berries. Granulating keeps the tiny cells intact thus retaining the fine flavoring oils and preserving the strength and zest of the original fine pepper. The end result is THE BEST Black Pepper you will ever have! In fact, our Black Pepper is sneezeless! This product available in 2.5 and 6 oz. bottles.