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Nuts & Seeds | Ataare| Guinea Pepper | Alligator Pepper | Grains of Paradise| Lizard Pepper | Eeru | Erinje

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Ataare| Guinea Pepper | Alligator Pepper | Grains of Paradise| Lizard Pepper | Eeru | Erinje


  • 1 oz
  • 3 oz
  • 8 oz
  • 4 oz in a 6 oz Square Glass  Spice Jar with Shaker Fitment and Black Lid 
    • Ataare in a shaker jar is perfect for Easy Pouring and Sharing.  Limits direct hand contact with the Ataare and the amount that comes out at once.
  • 1 Pod $3
  • 5 Pods for $10

    Ataare is often used as a spice and an offering to the Orisas. In Ifa, one of the beliefs is that Ataare has the ability to "wake up" the Orisas. 

    Ataare is also known as Guinea Pepper, Alligator Pepper, Grains of Paradise, and Lizard Peper. 

    Alligator pepper comes is originally from West Africa and is found in countries like Cameroon, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.  

    Alligator pepper and grains of Paradise are actually the same spice, but grains of paradise are sold as the seeds only while alligator pepper includes the whole pod. 


    Health benefits of Alligator Pepper

    Alligator pepper is packed with nutrition:

    • Minerals:  Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc. Calcium and magnesium are both essential for bone health.
    • Amino acids: The amino acids found in alligator pepper include l-Threonine. Amino acids are used to build proteins. Humans must get L-threonine from dietary sources as our bodies are unable to synthesize it. Main role is as a precursor to glycine, which is important for building connective tissue. Alligator pepper is also a source of glycine.
    • Antioxidants:  Flavonoids, Tannins and Terpenoids. They provide benefits that include scavenging free radicals in the body that can cause inflammation.
    • Wounds:  The seeds have antiviral and antibacterial properties that make them useful for treating wounds and burns as well as for relieving pain.
    • Gastrointestinal ailments: Alligator pepper’s antimicrobial benefits extend to the treatment of intestinal issues that result from food poisoning. Diarrhea and intestinal worms are among the problems that this spice is often used to treat.
    • High blood pressure: Studies have found that alligator pepper can lower blood pressure. One 2015 study found that it was able to lower blood pressure to a normal range in 76 percent of subjects with hypertension.