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Amomum melegueta Roskoe

  syn.Aframomum melegueta [Roskoe] K. Schum.
[the genetic epithet "Aframomum" is a nomen rej. see: Monog. Scitam. t. 98.]

Grains of Paradise or Guinea Pepper

also known as Guinea Grains, Melegueta Pepper, Atar and Aligator Pepper. In pharmacy, Grana paradisi.

Zingiberaceae, the Ginger family

NewCROP has information from the following sources:

A summarized description of the flavor of grains of paradise from "What peppercorns only dream of being" New York Times, May 3, 2000 by Ammanda Hesser.

Grains of Paradise — Iwu, M.W., A.R. Duncan, and C.O. Okunji. 1999. New antimicrobials of plant origin. p. 457-462. In: J. Janick (ed.), Perspectives on new crops and new uses. ASHS Press, Alexandria, VA.

Grains of Paradise from Magness et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States.

Outside links to Grains of Paradise info:

Grains of paradise from Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages

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