Grains Of Paradise (Melegueta)
Indigenous to the coast of West Africa and also known as Melegueta pepper, this spice is related to cardamom. These tiny grains have a hot and peppery taste and the aroma of cardamom. They were used in the past to spice wine and beer. Today grains of paradise appear almost exclusively in West African cooking. They are one of the components of raz el hanout and are also excellent in mulled wine, with potatoes and eggplants, and in braised lamb recipes.
Category: Whole Spices