White peppercorns are hotter and a little muskier than black peppercorns. White pepper is often used to flavor dishes like mashed potatoes white fish or white sauced pastas. The very nature of white pepper being white allows for it to both add flavor and keep the color consistency in the overall presentation of white dishes that the white peppercorn is used to flavor. | White Peppercorns are slightly hotter and muskier than black peppercorns. Great on fish or pasta.