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Grains of Paradise


West Africa

These little pyramid shaped clay-red seeds, used like peppercorns and coriander in West African cuisine, introduce citrus and hazelnut hints ripe with jasmine, as a perfect finish. Grains of paradise is also used in a range of middle eastern dishes such as lamb and eggplant. Well paired with meats rubs, soups, and stews


Aframomum melegueta, grains of paradise, melegueta pepper, alligator pepper, Guinea grains, ossame, or fom wisa