MELEGUETA - is Grains of Paradise ground. When black pepper was truly the spice that defined the spice trade – and, to be frank, still does – Grains of Paradise began to be brought by caravan from Guinea and Ghana. It was used as a replacement spice when black pepper was unobtainable and cubeb berries were still a few centuries away from being a real competitor. Honestly, when your nickname is Grains of Paradise, who wants to call you by your real name.
The price is per ounce.