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- alligator pepper a.k.a. Grains of Paradise: Aframomum melegueta is a species in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. This spice, commonly known as grains of paradise, Melegueta pepper, alligator pepper, Guinea grains, fom wisa, or Guinea pepper, is obtained from the ground seeds; it imparts a pungent, peppery flavour with hints of citrus.
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- Alligator pepper is a West African spice which corresponds to the seeds and seed pods of Aframomum danielli, A. citratum or A. exscapum. It is a close relative of grains of paradise, obtained from the closely related species, Aframomum melegueta. However, unlike grains of paradise which are generally sold as only the seeds of the plant, alligator pepper is sold as the entire pod containing the seeds.
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by William Harrison De Puy
Melegueta Pepper, known also as " Guinea grains," " grains of paradise," or " alligator pepper," is the seed of Amomum Melegueta, Roscoe, a plant of the ginger family; the seeds are exceedingly pungent, and are used as a spice throughout ...
by Jean-Paul Kouega
alligator pepper seeds of a tropical plant used in traditional medicine and libations. alternate member shadow member of ...
by Molefi Kete Asante, Ama Mazama
Specific ritual food and drinks will be used, such as kola nuts, honey, sugar, and alligator pepper for prayers; and gin and palm wine for prayers and libation. A coconut full of water will be broken and shown to the women as a symbolic ...
Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)
Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Enlarged and Improved
or “ alligator pepper,” is the seed of Amamum M eleguela, a plant of the ginger family; the seeds are exceedingly pungent, and are used as a spice throughout ...
A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention
Melegueta pepper, known also as "Guinea grains," "grains of paradise," or " alligator pepper, is the seed of Amomum melegueta, Roscoe, a plant of the Ginger ...
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