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

Grains of Paradise

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1.0 oz glass jar
  • 1.0 oz glass jar
  • 16 oz plastic container
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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 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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