Throughout history, pepper has had many other uses besides as a way to
season food.
 Pepper was also one of the first ways of preserving meat.
During the Crusades, pepper was used to preserve sausages.  Pepper is
still used to preserve meat today.
 Pepper has also been used as a
medicine.
 In medieval times, pepper-corns were prescribed to cure
aches and pains.  Native Americans today use pepper to cure
toothaches.
 Today, pepper is also used to control insects.  For example,
the French and the Dutch use pepper to kill moths and to repel other
insects.
 A repellent, a medicine, and a preserver, pepper is simply not
just a seasoning.
    
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Pepper was also one of the first ways of
preserving meat.
During the Crusades, pepper was used to
preserve sausages.

Pepper is still used to preserve meat today.  
Pepper has also been used as a medicine.
In medieval times, pepper-corns were
prescribed to cure aches and pains.  

Native Americans today use pepper to cure
toothaches.  
Today, pepper is also used to control
insects.
For example, the French and the Dutch use
pepper to kill moths and to repel other
insects.
CONCLUDING SENTENCE:(ENDS THE PARAGRAPH)
A repellent, a medicine, and a preserver, pepper is simply not just a
seasoning.   
  
MAIN IDEA SENTENCE: (OVERALL POINT/BEGINS THE PARAGRAPH)
Throughout history, pepper has had many other uses besides as a way
to season food.
 
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