Peppercorns: White Peppercorns 50g (Hampshire Foods)
White peppercorns are more fiery than black peppercorns. They are typically made of the same species as black peppercorns, but left to ripen for longer, and the outer black husks removed.
White peppercorns are often used in white sauces, for the simple reason that the whiteness of the peppercorns ensures that the colour of the sauce is not spoilt. White peppercorns are also used where a more fiery pepper is needed; it's a "step up" from the black peppercorns.