Grains of paradise is a unique spice that derives from the ginger family and is closely related to cardamom. It can be referred to as various different titles but grains of paradise is by far the most popular term used when referring to this particular spice.
It is traditionally used to improve digestive health although there is no medical proof of this being a health benefit of the spice.
What does grains of paradise taste like?
This particular spice has a rather pungent flavour with resemblance of black pepper along with citrus undertones. It is these hints of citrus that makes it a truly unique spice.
How to use this spice
Grains of paradise can be used much like black pepper and can be used during or after cooking. Personal preference is key for adding spice to a dish, even subtle ones such as grains of paradise – A little at a time is paramount to perfecting a dish.
As mentioned, it can be added to recipes after cooking to add a touch of pepper with distinctive hints of citrus.
- Sprinkle on pasta before serving to enhance the flavours of the dish
- Add to soup recipes for a hint of pepper
- Add to sweet dessert and baking recipes for a twist in flavour
- Use in the same way as black pepper
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