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grains of paradise

(grānz)
pl.n.
The pungent aromatic seeds of a tropical African plant (Aframomum melegueta), used medicinally and for flavoring foods and beverages.

grains of paradise

Chinese medicine
An aromatic perennial, the seeds of which are analgesic, carminative, and sedative for the foetus; it is used for gastrointestinal complaints (e.g., diarrhoea, indigestion, nausea and vomiting), deep coughing and chest pain.

a·mo·mum

(ă-mō'mŭm)
Amomum villosum, a plant rather similar to cardamom; used as a flavoring agent and in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is allegedly useful in gastrointestinal disorders.
Synonym(s): grains of paradise.
[G. amōmon]
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A good example is the Samuel Adams Summer Ale, a sandy-gold hybrid mix of the German, American and Belgian wheat beer styles, brewed from malted wheat and barley and spiced with lemon zest and grains of paradise. The result is an aromatically citrusy beer with a gently malty body, a curious, almost white peppery spiciness and a lemony zing on the finish.
Only 12 people know the Gordon's recipe and even if you did know it you couldn't replicate the gin." All brands use juniper and coriander but Gordon's also uses ginger, cassia and nutmeg; Plymouth's seven botanicals include sweet orange and cardamom, while Bombay Sapphire uses cassia bark and grains of paradise (which Noel Jackson dismisses as "only black pepper").
North Africans had a similar predilection for hot foods due to the use of spicy native grains of paradise. Tunisia, which has the most Mediterranean climate in the region, was the perfect place to cultivate chilis.
These forbid the use of any supplements in beer making including adding nux vomica, grains of paradise, Guinea pepper or opium.
Fifty Pounds London Dry--This classically styled spirit is distilled in London on a base of neutral grain spirits and eleven botanicRls, including juniper, angelica root, coriander, licorice root, Grains of Paradise from African, lemons and oranges and French herb savoury.
The New Glarus Thumbprint Saison is the real thing, a farmhouse ale from Wisconsin farm country, made with Wisconsin pale barley, accented with grains of paradise, hopped with Meridian and fermented with three Belgian yeast strains.
Balsamic vinegar turns the tomato juice a deep garnet red - a dramatic contrast to the potent white grains of paradise."
Dishes such as the North Sea halibut is served with a medieval "pevreat" sauce made from cubebs (a pepper), and dishes such as the confit duck which includes "drawen benes" - a dish of fava beans, grains of paradise, garlic and saffron.
A hand-canned American-style pale ale made with grains of paradise has been released by the Wynkoop Brewery of Denver, CO, Fifty-percent of all profits from the sale of the new Silverback Pale Ale go to the Denver-based Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund (MGCF).
almonds and lemon peel from Spain, orris root and juniper berries from Italy, grains of paradise from West Africa, liquorice from China, angelica from Germany, coriander from Morocco, cassia bark from south east Asia and cubeb berries from Java.
To make the drink for one to two people blend together: celery salt, 1/4tsp or to taste; grains of paradise 1/2tsp, coarsely ground, plus more to garnish (see below for stockists); tomato juice (best quality) 225ml/8fl oz; juice of one lime; 1tbsp balsamic vinegar; 3tbsp vodka (best quality); ice cubes; add 1-2 basil or mint leaves to garnish.
A concoction from 1594 uses cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, long pepper, liquorice, ginger, grains of paradise, coriander and cardamom.