Grains Of Paradise

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40g £11.00/100g £4.50 Qty.
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Origin: Cameroon
SKU: TR0061
Size: 40g
Cuisine: Middle East
Minimum Shelf Life: 12 months
Recipe Ideas: World Pepper Tasting Notes, Pepper: The Rise and Fall of Black Gold



Grains of Paradise is an African pepper - also known as melegueta pepper - which contains similar essential oils to allspice and cloves. It has extraordinary coconut aromas, with coconut-cardamom notes and a distinctive, blossomy sweetness. A really complex pepper, which peaked in popularity during the Middle Ages, and is making a tentative comeback in kitchens around Europe.

Visually and texturally this spice is different to the other peppers. It doesn’t grind as easily, meaning that a bit of elbow grease is involved – and even then, it’s still coarser. The grains of paradise are also a white-lilac-grey colour, different to the other peppers’ uniform brown colours. This is a great option when you’re worried that heavy black pepper flavours might overwhelm. Grains of paradise make a really interesting crust for tuna steaks. It’s great in dry meat rubs, stews, tagines, and even flavouring homemade gins. 

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