Pepper is also known as the King of Spices because it can be used in just about any type of dish, both savory and sweet. This versatile berry partners naturally with salt for the most basic seasonings. And while black pepper spice is the most familiar form of the spice, there are many other peppercorn varieties, each with its own distinct characteristics. While white pepper lacks the aroma of black pepper, it delivers pungent flavor. Green peppercorns have both a mild aroma and a mild pungency. Pink peppercorns have a delicately floral flavor.