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Grains of Paradise

Also Known As: Melegueta Pepper or Alligator Pepper

Origin: West African

Ingredients: Grains of Paradise

Taste and Aroma: A rare and more sophisticated substitute for Black Pepper. Peppery, full flavored, citrusy, powerful, with traces of cardamom and ginger.

Uses: Hot Beverages, steak, sausage, meat, baking and eggs.

Substitutes: Black PepperBlack Pepper Butcher GrindCardamom Seeds, Pink Peppercorns, Green Peppercorns or Four Peppercorn Blend

Fun Fact: Grains of Paradise is making a comeback! Originally made popular in Europe over 500 years ago, Grains of Paradise is being re-discovered by the western world as the rare delicacy it truly is.


Health Values:
-May aid in digestion and reduce the symptoms of heartburn
-May have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
-May act as a diuretic

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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  • 1 oz. Resealable Bag$3.00
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Product Overview

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Grains of Paradise

Also Known As: Melegueta Pepper or Alligator Pepper

Origin: West African

Ingredients: Grains of Paradise

Taste and Aroma: A rare and more sophisticated substitute for Black Pepper. Peppery, full flavored, citrusy, powerful, with traces of cardamom and ginger.

Uses: Hot Beverages, steak, sausage, meat, baking and eggs.

Substitutes: Black PepperBlack Pepper Butcher GrindCardamom Seeds, Pink Peppercorns, Green Peppercorns or Four Peppercorn Blend

Fun Fact: Grains of Paradise is making a comeback! Originally made popular in Europe over 500 years ago, Grains of Paradise is being re-discovered by the western world as the rare delicacy it truly is.


Health Values:
-May aid in digestion and reduce the symptoms of heartburn
-May have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
-May act as a diuretic

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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(32 reviews)
Grains of Paradise
A. W.Verified BuyerMay 21, 2015
Interesting, But Not A Substit
Interesting, but not a substitue for pepper which I was looking for.
JOSEPH C.Verified BuyerMay 05, 2015
Great Spices
the spice i received were as great as i could have wanted. fresh aromas and packed for use with reseal bag, and very flavor.. ps my friends will be buying too.. thank you
Gerri S.Verified BuyerApr 13, 2015
Grains Of Paradise
I haven't had a chance to try it yet, am away, will be back in two weeks and will try it then.
James H.Verified BuyerMar 13, 2015
Excellent
Excellent product and service, as always.
Jonathan S.Verified BuyerMar 09, 2015
Fast Delivery
Great experience! will be ordering for you guys again!
Marc G.Verified BuyerFeb 19, 2015
Excellent Purveyor Of Spices
Absolutely excellent experiences with "My Spice Sage” Perfectly fresh and very well packaged at good prices.
Tom M.Verified BuyerJan 30, 2015
Great Product And Service
The grains of paradise I ordered are excellent. It smelled amazing when I opened the bag. I put it in a pepper grinder to use. My only complaint is that you have to use a lot in order to to really taste it.
Surya-Patricia H.Verified BuyerJan 30, 2015
Love Grains Of Paradise
You sent me a free packet of Grains of Paradise a couple of years ago to try and I fell in love with it. I am a great lover of pepper and this is the best. I often mix it with regular pepper corns for people who don't like pepper too spicy and get really good feedback from my guests.
Fred R.Verified BuyerJan 25, 2015
Perfect As Usual
the title says it all. Thanks.
Alison H.Dec 27, 2014
Grains Of What???
Sorry, but I didn't care for this spice. It was simply SUPER HOT on the tongue with absolutely no other flavor present. Pretty pointless, IMHO.
Christine H.Verified BuyerDec 01, 2014
Grains Of Paradise
The service was excellent and the product arrived promptly. The spice does not live up to its description and seems a little stale. Perhaps i misunderstood the description.
Randy K.Verified BuyerNov 30, 2014
Yummy
Used on pork and was super super yummy
Jeanene H.Verified BuyerNov 19, 2014
Fast Efficient Delivery, A+ Sp
Fast efficient delivery, A+ spice
Jeanne D.Verified BuyerNov 17, 2014
Grains Of Paradise
Wonderful spice. Used it in Alton Brown's spice cake recipe.
Laura A.Verified BuyerNov 06, 2014
Grains Of Paradise
I love the fast shipping! While I haven't actually used in a recipe yet, I am enjoying the wonderful fragrance!
Brooke B.Verified BuyerOct 30, 2014
Awesome!
Im hooked on it and thanks for the good service and free shipping!
Shelia T.Verified BuyerOct 16, 2014
Fun!
We had a lot of fun asking for the Grains of Paradise instead of the Pepper. It has a nice flavor will definitely buy again.
Barbara T.Verified BuyerSep 14, 2014
Grains Of Paradise
I bought a small amount of ground Grains of Paradise and a good quantity of whole. The ground spice was lovely added to foods but, when I crushed my own, the flavor was outstanding! I've even taken a whole seed to chew on and love the burst of heat and subtle aromas. This article in the NY Times piqued my interest enough to explore the spice. I'm so glad to have found it at My Spice Sage! http://www.nytimes.com/2000/05/03/dining/what-peppercorns-only-dream-of-being.html?src=pm&pagewanted=1
Marcia F.Verified BuyerSep 11, 2014
Excellent
Excellent
Brantley C.Verified BuyerSep 10, 2014
Perfect!
Great shipping, excellent service. Fantastic price. High quality ingredients! Couldn't ask for anything more!
Judith K.Verified BuyerSep 02, 2014
I'm Never Disappointed...
I order all my cooking essentials from My Spice Sage and have always been pleased both with the quality of the products, delivery, packaging and customer service.....I would highly recommend this website to anyone who loves to cook....
Janet B.Verified BuyerAug 18, 2014
My New 'go To!'
Grains of Paradise is our new go to when we want a little change from black pepper. I actually have put it in a little pepper mill and keep in on the table along with salt and pepper. The slight difference in flavor really comes through on lighter foods like chicken or fish.
Steven K.Verified BuyerJul 24, 2014
Everything I Hoped For
My mother is not allowed to eat any kind of pepper, for medical reasons, not even bell peppers. This spice gives a nice pepper taste but is not a member of the pepper family. Shipping and notifications were outstanding, the spices I ordered along with these Grains of Paradise were fresh and flavorful.
Gwen B.Verified BuyerJul 20, 2014
Grains Of Paradise
I have purchased this product several times. Always top quality and prompt service. I love the flavor and smell of this pepper, it's great on everything.
DEBRA C.Verified BuyerJun 30, 2014
Always High Quality
Haven't tried it yet, but am confident that it will be of the highest quality. The spices from My Spice Sage are always fresh and flavorful. Could never go back to stale, tasteless grocery store spices.
Frederikka P.Verified BuyerJun 21, 2014
Intriguing Flavor
Grains of Paradise is a completely different sort of pepper. Tiny peppercorns almost crumble in the grinding process. The flavor is delightful. Not very hot, but definitely peppery.
Sharon R.Verified BuyerApr 07, 2014
Simply Yummy
Never heard of this before investigating on your site. It is simply yummy and we will be back for more!!
Mike S.Verified BuyerMar 25, 2014
Nice Product
This is the second time I've ordered from spice sage and the product was second to none. The only reason for three stars was that it took 3 weeks to get to my house. It was in Arizona for 1.5 weeks according to shipping updates and I live in ny. Other than that excellent place to find hard to get spices. Thank you.
Sonia S.Verified BuyerMar 09, 2014
Excellent Spices!
I thoroughly enjoy cooking with Grains of Paradise, they have a hearty flavor that enhances every meal and the resealable bag ensures they'll stay fresh. I would highly recommend Grains of Paradise.
Sarah GrahamSep 02, 2013
I Have A Rare Allergy
I have a rare allergy to black pepper(as well as all pepper from the same plant.) Grains of Paradise is the first replacement I have found that comes close to the taste, and aroma of black pepper.
Tansy BartonSep 02, 2013
Starts Out With A Lite,
Starts out with a lite, fresh taste, & then in a few seconds the spicy, peppery taste comes through. I very much can see why people would use this instead of black pepper. Great flavor.
Sarah GrahamSep 02, 2013
I'm Allergic To Tradition
I'm allergic to traditional black, white pepper. This is a great substitute.