BURLAP & BARREL
Grains of Paradise
Burlap & Barrel’s Grains of Paradise are a complex, aromatic ingredient beloved across Africa, especially in Ethiopian and West African cuisines.
Use whole or grind into stews and sauces for a heat that’s reminiscent of black pepper but beautifully herbal, floral and citrusy.
Origin: Bench Maji, Ethiopia
Aliases: Melegueta pepper, alligator pepper, ossame, fom wisa
Ingredients: Grains of paradise (Aframomum melegueta)
Tasting notes: Fresh Herbs • Lemon Zest • Pickled Ginger
Size: 1 oz glass jar
- About the Brand
Burlap & Barrel founded by Ethan Frisch a native New Yorker, entrepreneur and activist around food systems and social justice. Ethan has worked in kitchens as a line cook and pastry chef in New York and London, and as the chef behind Guerrilla Ice Cream and Ori Zohar who is an experienced social entrepreneur and the co-founder of Burlap & Barrel, where he leads the company's domestic operations, eCommerce and finances. Burlap & Barrel is a Public Benefit Corporation building new international food supply chains that are equitable, transparent and traceable. They are working towards ending inequality and exploitation in food systems that disenfranchise skilled farmers by Connecting smallholder farmers to high-value markets, Educating consumers about the impact of product traceability on human rights and Sourcing unique foods with terroir that are grown biodynamically and organically using traditional techniques.
- How to Use
Use as desired or follow below suggestions.
Add a pinch of whole grains to rice or grains to infuse with flavor.
Grind the grains to add to banana bread or other sweet baked goods.
Grind and blend with chili, turmeric, cumin and paprika for a homemade berbere.
Pairs well with: Cobanero Chili, New Harvest Turmeric, Royal Cinnamon
Grains of paradise (Aframomum melegueta)