Grains Of Paradise

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40g £4.50
200g £15.00

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Origin: Ethiopia
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. 

Please note the new batch of Grains of Paradise is from Ethiopia.

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