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: 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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11/13/2021
Anonymous
United States United States

Fascinating flavor

So far I’ve tried grains of paradise in a lamb tagine and an African pumpkin soup, and as a steak seasoning. All excellent. It’s like a combination of green herbs, spices and black pepper, but less peppery and more subtle than pepper. The only puzzle is how to use it more often. Please post more recipes and suggestions.

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10/30/2021
Anonymous
United States United States

Something totally different!

I had never heard of Grains of Paradise before discovering Burlap&Barrel. This spice is so aptly named!! I use it in both savory and sweet dishes. The grains grind easily & generously. Grains of Paradise is so delicious, I purchased additional jars for myself and for my children. signed, The Spiciest Woman in the Neighborhood

RW
10/06/2021
Rose W.
United States United States

OBSESSED

This is such a cool spice and it is devastating that it has fallen out of “fashion” for a minute. I am so grateful that B&B sources this! It’s all your favorite winter spices together with a kick. Get it. Make banana bread, custard pie, sticky toffee pudding with this spice.

LO
09/12/2021
Leslie O.
United States United States

Looking forward to using it

So far I haven't used this product yet, but look forward to including it in a recipe or two as we deal with the abundance of vegetables and whatnot this fall.

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08/30/2021
Sam
United States United States

Great aroma

Added this crushed to pizza sauce and it added great flavor!

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