Grains of Paradise are related to Cardamom, which is related to Ginger. These grains have a hot peppery taste and are often used in Moroccan dishes. Primarily from the coast of West Africa, Grains of Paradise are also known as Guinea or Melegueta Pepper. The seeds are a red-brown, chestnut color that are shaped like a pyramid. They are a valued seasoning in West Africa.
Grains of paradise.
Grains of Paradise are excellent in mulled wine, in braised lamb dishes, and with potatoes and eggplants. The seeds can be ground in a mill or can be fried whole or ground with other spices.