Grains of Paradise

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Grains of Paradise

Grains of Paradise – The seeds of the Amomum melegueta plant, a relative of the plant that gives us cardamom. Native to Western Africa, grains of paradise are also known as Guinea pepper, Melegueta pepper, and occasionally alligator pepper. The spice was once popular throughout Europe as a replacement for the more expensive true pepper, but as the supply of true pepper grew over the centuries, so the demand for grains of paradise diminished. It is still used in Scandinavia to flavor aquavit, and continues to be one of the essential spices in African spice mixtures such as qalat daqqa and ras el hanout

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