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Plant-Based Single Origin Spice 
Grains of Paradise
Amomum melegueta


Grains of Paradise, (Melegueta pepper or Guinea pepper) is indigenous to the coastal regions of West Africa, from Sierra Leone to Angola. It’s used as an aphrodisiac and for weight loss in parts of Africa.

Grains of Paradise is not related to the pepper vine but is a member of the ginger and cardamom family. The sphere-like seeds of Grains of Paradise look very much like cardamom seeds. Grains of Paradise has an intense woodsy aroma with a hint of cinnamon and tart flavor with a peppery bite and nuances of cardamom and ginger.

Use it wherever peppercorn is called for in a recipe, especially in the cuisine of North Africa, including Moroccan and Tunisian dishes.

It complements most dishes the same way as pepper, use it in stews, slow-cooked casseroles, braised lamb or wild game, with eggplant, potatoes, pumpkins, yams, plantains, and yucca.

Grind them before use and add at the last stage of cooking. It combines well with cinnamon, cloves, cumin, nutmeg, and allspice. Try a few crushed grains to a banana nut bread for some awesome goodness.


Comes in our signature airtight tin, which measures 2-1/2 inches in diameter and 1-3/4 inches in height.


Product weight: 1.2 oz

Ingredients: Grains of Paradise 

Product Care: Store in a cool, dry place.

Shelf life: 12 months


Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 tsp. (2g), Servings Per Container: 9, Amount per Serving: Calories 0, Fat Cal.0, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Sat. Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg(0%DV), Sodium 0mg, (1%DV, Total Carb.1g(0%DV) Fiber 0g(0%DV), Sugars 0G, Protein 0g, Vitamin A(0%DV), Vitamin C(2%DV), Calcium (4%DV), Iron (4%DV), Percent Daily Values DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Grains of Paradise-Melegueta Guinea Pepper

SKU: 180718000094
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