Grains Of Paradise, Spice - Spice Hut

Grains of Paradise - (Melegueta Pepper)

Explore the unique warmth and intriguing flavors of Grains of Paradise. Perfect for West African cuisine, curries, stews, and adding an exciting twist to marinades.


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Embark on a flavor adventure with Grains of Paradise. These small, dark brown seeds deliver a complex warmth similar to black pepper, but with a touch of citrus, ginger, and cardamom. Grains of Paradise are traditionally used in West African cuisine and can add an intriguing depth of flavor to curries, stews, and marinades.

Grains of Paradise are a spice derived from the seeds of the plant and have a flavor similar to black pepper. Often referred to as African pepper due to Northern and Western Africa being the primary producers historically. Grains of Paradise have a flavor much like black pepper but with a pungent flavor and aroma similar to cardamom.
More Info about this Spice
Botanical Name

Aframomum melegueta


West Africa. Grains of Paradise are similar to cardamom, but with a more peppery flavor.

Flavor Profile

Warm, peppery, with hints of citrus and ginger.

Culinary Uses

* West African Cuisine: Used in spice blends (especially melegueta pepper)

* Some European sausage recipes

* Use sparingly due to the strong flavor

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