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Grains of Paradise

16 ounces


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16oz jar

Features: In Quart-Size Resealable Jar with Flip-Top Lid

Grains of paradise (aka guinea pepper, alligator pepper, and malagueta pepper) are spicy, piney, peppery grains most often found in West African and North African cuisine. They are also used to flavor spirits such as aquavit, gin and some beers.

Store spices in their jar in a cool, dark cupboard. If grinding, do so just prior to use as pre-ground spices lose flavor and aroma over time.

Grains of paradise are best ground before use, and pair well with  lemon, cinnamon, cloves, potatoes, eggplants, and lamb (particularly in Moroccan tajines).  They can be infused into a variety of different alcoholic beverages (historically most often wine or beer), and can be used in spiced fruit desserts (particularly those involving peaches or plums)

They can also be used similarly to black peppercorns in most dishes, imparting a hotter flavor with pine notes.

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