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Aframomum melegueta (guinea pepper)


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Aframomum melegueta (guinea pepper) (price per 10 seeds)

Family: Zingiberaceae

It is cultivated essentially for its valuable seed, which earned it the name “grain of paradise,” indicating its high value as a spice and medicine. It possesses active constituents with several biological activities, especially against inflammation and infectious diseases . The seeds have traditional usage mostly as a pungent spice to season foods with.

Sowing instructions: Seed should be sown in spring or during summer, in a well-drained seedling mix, and need only be covered lightly with the sowing mix, clean coarse sand or milled bark. The trays should be kept moist in a warm but shaded position.

Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: January 2024