Grains of Paradise
Grains of Paradise
Grains of Paradise
Grains of Paradise

Grains of Paradise

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Grains of Paradise are a complex, aromatic ingredient beloved across Africa, especially in Ethiopian and West African cuisines.

Use whole or grind into stews and sauces for a heat that’s reminiscent of black pepper but beautifully herbal, floral and citrusy.

  • Origin: Bench Maji, Ethiopia
  • Aliases: Melegueta pepper, alligator pepper, ossame, fom wisa
  • Process: Sun-dried
  • Ingredients: 100% grains of paradise (Aframomum melegueta)
  • Tasting notes: Fresh Herbs • Lemon Zest • Pickled Ginger

COOKING

  • Add a pinch of whole grains to rice or grains to infuse with flavor.
  • Grind the grains to add to banana bread or other sweet baked goods.
  • Grind and blend with chili, turmeric, cumin and paprika for a homemade berbere.
  • Pairs well with: Cobanero Chili, New Harvest Turmeric, Royal Cinnamon

SOURCING

Our Grains of Paradise are grown by a cooperative of farmers in Bench Maji in southern Ethiopia. 

Also known in West Africa as Melegueta pepper, they are related to cardamom and ginger, and they are harvested from pods produced by a trumpet-shaped purple flower.

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07/24/2021
Carolynne S.
United States United States
Little goes a long ways

I tried it by itself because it smells so good, you don’t need much but an added delight.

M
07/21/2021
Matt
United States United States
It's like ginger and cardamom had a baby

This is a great addition to the rack...like the title says, it's like ginger and cardamom, fantastic. Gentle enough to eat a couple at a time (lighter than clove), they make excellent additions to savory dessert and morning coffee.

A
07/07/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Always the finest and fresh spices not found anywhere else

So far very pleased; have tried some new entrees for which these spices are important ingredients.

A
06/12/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
intriguing taste

i mix it with pepper in my pepper mill

A
06/12/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
grains of paradise

fantastic fragrance

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