The seeds of a West African plant of the ginger family, resembling those of cardamom and used as a spice and in herbal medicine. Also called malaguetta.
- The plant is Aframomum melegueta, family Zingiberaceae.
- Grains of Paradise come from West Africa, where they grow on a leafy plant and are easily harvested.
- Warm, spicy, a tad bitter, Grains of Paradise have a full, delicious taste and a lovely, citrus aroma.
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