Okra and Tomatoes With Grains of Paradise

40 mins (prep 10, cooking 30)
10 ingredients
6 servings
This is an Alton Brown recipe. Grains of Paradise have a taste that is a mix of mild black pepper, cardamom, coriander and ginger and with a luscious citrus aroma. Long used in Middle Eastern, North and West African cuisines, this spice is starting to gain in popularity throughout other regions of the world. The two major exporters of Grains of Paradise are in Ghana and Nigeria. Grains of Paradise are also known as alligator pepper, melegueta pepper (not to be confused with Brazilian Malagueta pepper which is actually a member of the Capsicum family), Guinea pepper, ginny pepper and Roman pepper. Helpful hint; you will enjoy its fullest flavor if you grind it just before adding to a dish (or just before serving).

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Serving Size (83.53 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 68.53 Calories from Fat 45.63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.07g 46.83%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 21.01%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 586.76mg 146.69%
Total Carbohydrate 5.63g 11.26%
Dietary Fiber 2.42 g 58.06%
Sugars 1.12 g %
Protein 1.46g 17.51%
Vitamin A 541.3IU% Vitamin C 17.39mg%
Calcium 62.4mg% Iron 0.5mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
red onions, minced garlic, chopped tomatoes, minced fresh ginger, grains of paradise, ground, freshly ground cardamom, pinch sugar


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