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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 Originally made popular in Europe over 500 years ago, Grains of Paradise is being re-discovered by the western world as the rare delicacy it truly is.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 Originally made popular in Europe over 500 years ago, Grains of Paradise is being re-discovered by the western world as the rare delicacy it truly is.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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(72 reviews)
Grains of Paradise
Renee A.Verified BuyerSep 10, 2016
Grains Of Paradise Pepper
Loving the flavor as I fresh grind this pepper. The Himalayan salt is also awesome!
John T.Verified BuyerSep 05, 2016
Satisfied Customer
product is high quality, shipped fast, reasonable cost. would do business with again.
Hilary T.Verified BuyerAug 26, 2016
Excellent Product, Excellent P
My Spice Sage had, by far, the best prices I could find anywhere locally or on the internet. Good quality spices, and shipping was quick. We even got a generous free sample of a spice of our choice, which was pretty neat. I will definitely come to My Spice Sage for future spice needs and let my family and friends know!
Gloriaann S.Verified BuyerAug 16, 2016
Grains Of Paradize
This is a new one for me and a great item. I have cooked for years and now I have a new addition to my needs
David K.Verified BuyerAug 03, 2016
Soooo Much Cheaper Than Anywhe
Always buy grains of paradise from here. Always cheaper! I can buy a pound of it for the same $ as 4oz anywhere else
Camille W.Verified BuyerJun 26, 2016
Rosemary Paprik
Plan to use it today on chicken thighs on the grill
Brian G.Verified BuyerJun 16, 2016
Grains Of Paradise
A cooking show was using Grains of Paradise in one of their dishes and I wanted to try it. I found your company on line and ordered the spice. I have used it on several dishes and it is Wonderful!
Pc J.Verified BuyerJun 03, 2016
Grains Of Paradise
Fresh and fast delivery. nice warm and peppery flavors.
Joe W.Verified BuyerMay 31, 2016
Grains Of Paradise
Love this stuff. Good quality and good price.
Louise C.Verified BuyerMay 25, 2016
Good Quality
I have ordered once before. Pleased with the salt, pepper & your gift of cayenne at a reasonable price!!
John I.Verified BuyerMay 24, 2016
Paradise On Earth
So, I now have a small bag of Grains of Paradise. I'd never heard of this product before, but I bought it as a substitute for pepper. I ground a spoonful in a mortar, added it to mashed potatoes and gravy and was surprised at the lightly tangy taste. It was different than pepper but pleasing. I'll keep trying it in soups, stews, salads, etc. It's always nice to try something new, especially when it's offered at an especially low price.
Catherine G.Verified BuyerMay 24, 2016
Great Product
I purchased a bag for each of my children as an alternative to black pepper. So tasty. Thank you spice sage for always putting the customers first.
Marc G.Verified BuyerMay 23, 2016
Excellent
VERY good quality
Vito B.Verified BuyerMay 20, 2016
Grains Of Paradise
I haven't tried them out yet
Carey N.Verified BuyerApr 22, 2016
Always A Family Favorite
We are never surprised at the efficiency or quality of anything we have purchased from Spice Sage.
Karl K.Verified BuyerMar 16, 2016
Perfect
Perfect
Fr O.Verified BuyerMar 14, 2016
Savory Surprise For Peppery Co
think hot base note, cardamom middle note topped off with flowery-sweet finish! They are indeed grains of paradise; the peak of their flavor is expressed eloquently in the crush of a good quality mill. a delight on everything from venison to rose water cookies!! the imagination limits their use. Wonderful condiment!
Janet M.Verified BuyerMar 11, 2016
Try It!
I am a pepper lover. But grains of paradise is a welcome alternative. Love it on eggs and vegetables. Offer it to those who resist using pepper. A winner!
Darlene P.Verified BuyerFeb 28, 2016
Great Experience Overall!
Great experience overall!
Krista C.Verified BuyerFeb 26, 2016
Better Than Pepper
This has a bit of hot in it. I like that and I think others will enjoy the subtle hint of hot....
Jennifer F.Verified BuyerFeb 16, 2016
Always Awesome!
I love ordering spices from myspicesage. They arrive quickly and are always fresh and fragrant.
Sarah B.Verified BuyerJan 25, 2016
Paradise Found! (Grains Of Par
Grains of Paradise make my Lentil Soup pop, thanks to a tip from Alton Brown! Thank you My Spice Sage for making them readily available. Prompt, efficient and courteous service.
Chris B.Verified BuyerDec 24, 2015
Gift
This is a gift
Phyllis A.Verified BuyerDec 11, 2015
Grains Of Paradise
Not happy I was suppose to get ground grains of paradise. Had no way to grind it so I threw it away.
Bonny T.Verified BuyerDec 02, 2015
Better Pepper
If you want something different than your regular pepper, this is it. Adds an additional layer for anything that is better with pepper.
Helen B.Verified BuyerNov 25, 2015
All Spices I Have Ordered
All spices I have ordered to date have been exceptionally good! Will be back...
Suzanne B.Verified BuyerNov 24, 2015
Best Pepper Ever!
My husband and I both love the flavor of this pepper. It's bright, peppery and earthy all at the same time. How does it do that?
Margaret S.Verified BuyerNov 04, 2015
GRAINS OF PARADISE
Excellent product, excellent service. Thank you. M. Schmidt
Jeremy M.Verified BuyerOct 21, 2015
Too Kind.
I made an error during shipping (clearly my fault) and instead of saying tough luck, they re-shipped and all was right again.
Laurie L.Verified BuyerOct 09, 2015
Grains Of Paradise
I use it in a mix of pink peppercorns, Tellicherry peppercorns and white peppercorns. It is a lovely peppery taste with a warm sharp notes. Don't try to bite one, you'll break your teeth!
John G.Verified BuyerOct 07, 2015
Satisfied Customer
My wife is very sensitive to the odor of fresh ground black pepper and the Grains of Paradise do not irritate her. Also, I like the subtle seasoning they provide. So we are both happy.
Pauline G.Verified BuyerSep 14, 2015
Grains Of Paradise
Grains of Paradise
Kathy M.Verified BuyerAug 22, 2015
Very Nice Flavor
Very nice flavor
Rita B.Verified BuyerAug 22, 2015
Excellent As Always...
Spices are always fresh and have such a great aroma..
Joann D.Verified BuyerJul 22, 2015
Very Good
very good
Pam C.Verified BuyerJul 21, 2015
Grains Of Paradise
Ground it up and mix with regular pepper. Mild taste. As we don;t use salt this make things taste great.
Carla L.Verified BuyerJul 15, 2015
Love The Spice
the spice is awesome.. but, I was charged $10.00 for a $7.00 order and was asked to pick a free spice,, I picked one and never got it.. I don't understand what I picked the spice for if I didn't get it.. I'm sure when I run out I will order from somewhere else... I sent a email asking what was what and they never responded to my email.. guess my business doesn't matter to them. that's ok.. will take it elsewhere.. Carla Lucas
Ruth D.Verified BuyerJul 12, 2015
Great Source Of Spice
Quick delivery and fresh spices. What more can you ask for. Did I mention variety?
Robert L.Verified BuyerJun 18, 2015
Great Spice Resource
Everything I needed was available online and shipped out very quickly. I needed several unusual spices to add to my own Berbere and Ras el Hanout mixes as well as a version of Za'atar I needed to make. Everything arrived in plenty of time as ordered.
Frank R.Verified BuyerJun 07, 2015
Grains Of Paradise
This brown pepper, from West Africa and used in the ancient Roman Empire, is milder than the black pepper from India; and would be preferred by anyone liking mild spices.
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.