One of the most widely used spices, most people are familiar with the black, white, green, and pink peppercorn. Pink peppercorn are not true member of the pepper family. They are the pink berries of the South American tree (Schinus terebinthifolius). Pink peppercorns are the fully ripe fruit and have a sweet, ripe fruity taste. Pink peppercorns should be consumed in moderation as in small amounts to spice a dish.