Pepper of Paradise

Ethiopia Spicy, Fresh, Lemon

Paradise pepper reveals both pungent and lemony flavors that give character to all your preparations. An essential in the kitchen of a pepper lover.

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Fish, Potato, Poultry, Pasta, Sauces, Tapas, Aperitifs

Kitchen association : Fish, Potato, Poultry, Pasta, Sauces, Tapas, Aperitifs


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Origin - Plantations


Origin - Plantations : Ethiopia
« A very easy to use Ethiopian pepper that gives the tempo to your recipes. »
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What is the pepper of paradise?

The pepper of paradise, also known as maniguette, comes fromEthiopia. It is also produced in Ivory Coast and Guinea, so it is sometimes called Guinea pepper. Like many of the peppers I offer on my online spice store, it is a fake pepper. But what exactly is a fake pepper? It is a spice that bears this name without belonging to the family of piper negrum. The pepper of paradise belongs to the family of zingiberaceae. It is a family of flowering plants to which belong ginger, cardamom, turmeric, galanga or zedoary. This spice has been called pepper of paradise since the Middle Ages. Indeed, at that time, the maniguette was very popular in France. However, no one knew where it came from, so it was decided to call it pepper of paradise. Its popularity was, a few centuries ago, mainly due to its ability to replace pepper and its very attractive price.

What is the flavor of the pepper of paradise?

The pepper of paradise offers spicy, fruity and fiery notes. Its belonging to the family of zingiberaceae also gives it flavors that are reminiscent of citrus and especially lemon like cardamom and combawa, or even ginger. Power and freshness are at the rendezvous with this spice from Ethiopia.

Harvesting pepper of paradise in the plantations

The maniguette is a perennial plant. It develops brown pods that contain many seeds. Its stems can reach two meters high. The pods produced are ovoid in shape and resemble cocoa seeds. Harvested at maturity, they are dried in the sun. They open to release the seeds of your delicious pepper of paradise.

How to use the pepper of paradise in cooking?

The pepper of paradise or maniguette finds its place perfectly in all your preparations. Its power comes to raise your dishes to wonder and offer them a whole other dimension. It brings a very spicy side to pepper and a tangy flavor that does not leave anyone indifferent. Its power makes it a perfect pepper to make a pepper sauce to accompany a nice piece of beef or a duck breast. Ground, this pepper comes to perfume a papillote of fish with vegetables of the sun and a basmati rice. The pepper of paradise is also favored in stuffed vegetables (zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, etc.). The use of the maniguette can also be considered for dessert. In a crème brûlée or a chocolate fondant, or even in a coffee ganache to fill an éclair, it will give your preparation some pep and create a surprise.

The virtues of the pepper of paradise

In Africa, the pepper of paradise is used for its aphrodisiac virtues as well as ginger.

The conservation of the pepper of paradise

Offered in a resealable airtight bag, my pepper of paradise should preferably be kept away from light and humidity.

Origin of this pepper Africa, Ethiopia

Other names of the pepper of paradise Pepper maniguette

Pepper of paradise: is it pungent? Yes, even if it is a fake pepper, it has quite pungent notes.

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Valérie M. published the 23/09/2023 following an order made on 05/09/2023


Pas encore essayé mais bientôt 😀

Capide M. published the 17/02/2023 following an order made on 04/02/2023


Un poivre particulier... pas encore testé avec suffisamment de produit

Nicolas B. published the 14/01/2023 following an order made on 11/12/2022



Patricia R. published the 19/11/2022 following an order made on 01/11/2022


Emballage soigné ! Poivre bien parfumé !

Chrystelle C. published the 15/08/2022 following an order made on 01/08/2022


Excellent poivre .. très aromatique en bouche

Pellegrini B. published the 28/07/2022 following an order made on 04/07/2022



Anonymous A. published the 01/04/2022 following an order made on 17/03/2022


I am excited about this pepper. I have to say that this site really opened up my eyes to the different kinds of pepper and places where one can find pepper. I am extremely excited about this.

Anonymous A. published the 11/02/2022 following an order made on 13/01/2022


Le paradis!!!!

Anonymous A. published the 11/02/2022 following an order made on 08/01/2022


On ne s'en lasse pas surtout dans de la compote de pomme

Anonymous A. published the 01/02/2022 following an order made on 18/01/2022


Excellent, goûteux avec un goût très agréable.Je n'avais jamais vu des petits grains comme ceci. Un poivre avec du goût, je recommande