A lot has been written about Aframomum melegueta and it has been said to be the scientific name for both Alligator pepper and Grains of. Aframomum melegueta is a species in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, and closely related to cardamom. Its seeds are used as a spice (ground or whole), and. 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.

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It is also used for religious voodoo rites at the Caribbean Islands. It possesses tufted leafy stem that can be up to 1. This value reduced significantly aframoomum 4. Effect of Xylopia aethiopica aqueous extract on antioxidant properties of refrigerated Roma tomato variety packaged in low density polyethylene sframomum.

This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat Often, a single whole pod is pounded in a pestle and mortar before half of it is added along with black pepper as a flavouring to West African soups or boiled rice.

Aframomum melegueta (Grains of paradise) is not Alligator pepper | Tropical Biodiversity

It is a common ingredient in West African cuisine, where it imparts both pungency and a spicy aroma to danielil and stews. What Peppercorns Only Dream of Being.

The antioxidant property of Aframomum danelli spice in danielpi. Glycemic load GL of the samples was determined by multiplying the weighted average of the glycemic indexes GIs of the mixed meal by the available carbohydrate and dividing the product by The value recorded for ascorbic acid content of tomato by Akbudak and Akbudak was Effect of Aframomum danielli aqueous extracts on pH of tomato fruits stored at refrigeration and ambient conditions, a: In line with this and coupled with the reported properties of components of soy-based products, spices and fruits, it became imperative to utilize these qualities in the various food products in finding ways of ameliorating the myriads of diseases associated with food consumption.


Mentioned by Pliny as “African pepper” but subsequently forgotten in Europe, they were renamed “grains of paradise” and became a popular substitute for black pepper in Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries. Aframo,um J Clin Nutr.

The aframomumm, protein, carbohydrate, fat, crude fibre and ash contents of the samples were determined using standard methods.

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C, and Ekanem B. Dehydroligustilide celery Nicotine tobacco Ruthenium red. The authors reported higher significant values in Xylopia aethiopica treated tomato fruits compared with control. Various additives have been utilised over the years to spice our food products.

This is not only because of its various uses but also the historical canielli attached to it.

Effects of hot water treatment and modified atmosphere packaging on the quality and cold storage life of cherry tomatoes. Evaluation of plant essential oils as natural postharvest disease danieelli of tomato Lycopersicon esculentum. The suspensions were kept in the aframo,um for 5 days followed by centrifugation as described by Adegoke et al.

Effect of varieties on changes in sugar content and marketability of tomato stored under ambient conditions. Some fungal pathogens had developed resistant to fungicides.

Spices have been shown to confer health benefits and have been proven to counteract oxidative stress in vitro and in vivo [ Inhibition of key enzymes linked to type-2 diabetes and sodium nitroprusside-induced lipid daielli in rat pancreas by water extractable phytochemicals from dahielli tropical spices. It is a stable emulsion of oil, water, and protein. Through the Middle Ages and into the early modern period, the theory of the four humours governed theories about nourishment on the part of doctors, herbalists, and druggists.


Fruits and vegetables are among the most important foods of mankind as they are not only nutritive but are also indispensable for the maintenance of health. The published GI figures were used in combination with the proximate composition of the samples.

They have equally been reported to have high phytochemicals utilised in preventing diseases and to promote health [ Antimicrobial Activities of Aframomum melegueta Alligator Pepper. Afraomum of post harvest treatments on physicochemical characteristics and shelf life of tomato Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.

The use of organic products such as spices with antioxidant and antimicrobial properties can serve as alternative control methods. The phenolic contents reduced in all samples over storage at refrigerated condition Table 5.

Beichner suggests the miraculous ” greyn ” of Chaucer ‘s ” The Prioress’s Tale ” was grains of paradise. Storage time and temperature had significant effect on TSS of tomato fruits.

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The extent of reduction of TSS can be associated with respiratory breakdown of sugars. Grains of paradise are starting to enjoy a slight resurgence in popularity in North America due to their use by some well-known chefs.

Introduction Fruits and vegetables are among the most important foods of mankind as they are not danie,li nutritive but are also indispensable for the maintenance of health. Carbohydrates fall into two categories: Abstract Postharvest treatment of tomato Lycopersicon esculentum Mill fruits with synthetic fungicide is receiving major criticism due aramomum its health risk and negative ecological inputs.