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.
- 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.
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.
Excellent spice. Very versatile.
I have not yet used this...
My review is based on my previous experience with spices from Burlap & Barrel; I am sure I will not be disappointed.
Great Product/Great Price
The Grains of Paradise are exactly what I had hoped to receive. They appear to be well-cared for and of good quality.
Definite "WOW!" factor!
I've never even heard of grains of paradise until these landed at my door. I'm using them for all kinds of things - gravy, sauces, ground into salad dressings, add to adobo sauce.. The flavor is intense (in a good way). It adds an extra zing and a bit of mystery to any dish. Not one person has been able to pinpoint the flavor, but everyone loves it. Highly recommended. A little goes a LONG way!
Spice of paradise
The spice is so unique and flavorful! We use it on everything. It has its own spice mill, and we plan to keep it full. Thank You for your excellent products!