Grains of paradise also known as "Guinea grains" and "Melegueta pepper." These small seeds look like cardamom but have a character all their own. The spice is native to West Africa and during medieval times was used to flavor food. It has also been used as a pepper substitute. While it does have a peppery zing, it also has notes of citrus and an "earthy" pine aroma.
Recommended Storage: Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.