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Grains of Paradise (Aframomum melegueta)


Grains of Paradise (Aframomum melegueta)

By Inna Moody / Flickr user: innamoo ( ). –, CC BY 2.0,

By Lemmikkipuu – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Botanical Name: Aframomum melegueta           

Common Name (s): Grains Of Paradise, Alligator Pepper

Family: Zingiberaceae

Type: Perennial (grown as an annual in cooler climates)

Bloom: Summer

Flower Color(s): Orange/pink (produces red-brown seeds)

Sun Exposure:  Full sun

Plant Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11

Plant Height and Spacing:  6 to 13 feet

Planting Requirements: Well-draining, loamy soil

Special Note (s): This West African native known for it’s culinary and medicinal properties in central and west Africa. It has gradually been introduced to the US as a condiment in gourmet foodie circles.

***Always speak with a qualified physician before taking or coming in contact with any herbs.


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