Grains of Paradise is the name of a plant in the ginger family, which originates from West Africa. The ground seeds are used as a spice. It has a peppery flavor and was therefore in Europe used as a black pepper substitute during the 14th and 15th century.
Grains of Paradise
Granos de Guinea
Granos del Paraíso
Pimienta de Guinea
Poivre de Guinée
Poivre du paradis
Basic information and facts
Mainly grown in West Africa and Southern Ethiopia.
Annual, biennial, or perennial:
It’s a herbaceous perennial plant.
Climate and weather:
Ground seeds are used as a spice which can be used as a substitute for black pepper.