Grains Of Paradise
Grains of Paradise is indigenous to the coast of West Africa and is also known as Melegueta pepper, and is related to cardamom. These tiny grains have a hot and peppery taste but has the aroma of cardamom. They were used in the past to spice wine and beer. Today grains of paradise appear almost exclusively in West African cooking. They are one of the components of raz el hanout and are also excellent in mulled wine, with potatoes and eggplants, and in braised lamb recipes.