This pepper comes from the ginger family and was used widely in the 1800’s because of its exotic taste and use in West African cooking. Today it is once again being considered a wonderful black pepper replacement due to carrying a similar peppery taste and being much easier on the digestive tract than table black pepper. It is also becoming a favorite with some well-known chefs who put it in everything from meat rubs to apple pie.
The Grains of Paradise spice has a pleasant warming effect when added to foods and is a common flavoring for gin and some popular beers. Next time you cook, try using it with your favorite spices when making vegetable or casserole dishes.
Usage:To obtain best results, grains of paradise must be ground before use and should be added shortly before serving.
Ingredients:Whole Grains of Paradise.
Roast before using
Posted by BA on 13th Dec 2017
Almost every seed seasoning, if you roast it(not burn it) for a few minutes without any liquid or other product, than let it cool, put it in a spice grinder or coffee grinder, it will bring out flavor and smell many times over. Just don't do more than you will use in a few weeks. Grains of Paradises is one of my few favorites by it's different and interesting aroma.