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Grains of Paradise Seeds

Original price $14.95 - Original price $508.50
Original price
$14.95 - $508.50
Current price $14.95
Size: 40 g / 1.41 oz
Grains of paradise (aframomum melegueta) also known as Melegueta pepper and Guinea pepper, is native to West Africa. Once quite popular in Europe, it is now little used outside of West Africa, except, curiously, to flavour the Scandinavian spirit, aguavit, and in some North African spice mixtures, notably, ras el hanout. The plant is in the ginger/cardamom family and the seeds combine a biting peppery heat with a lingering resinous flavour reminiscent of brown cardamom and galangal. It is an interesting alternative to black pepper. Grinding it brings out the flavour.
About South China Seas

About South China Seas

Since 1994, South China Seas has spent over 30 years sourcing the most intense and flavourful spices from around the world. We grind, blend and package our spices in Vancouver, Canada. Our ever-growing collection of spices, herbs and blends represents our passion for global flavours & exploring international cultures through food. 

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