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Grenada is the Land of Spice, read on to learn about some amazing Grenada Spices!

During the annual July Grenada Yacht Show, I visited the market in St. Georges Grenada to purchase some spices. The bustling market is a wonderful experience. Fresh fruits, vegetables, as well as loads of spices, chocolate sticks, balls, and vendors. I purchased Saffron, Chocolate Balls, and some calabash containers. One of the spice vendors provided me with the following Spice Recipes.

At the airport, I purchased dark chocolate for my late-night enjoyment.

Turmeric (Grenadian Saffron)

(Curcuma Domestica)

Use dried rhizomes ground up as a curry or in curry mixes. Also, use it for coloring savory rice dishes and potato dishes, yellow and in oil down (breadfruit cooked in coconut milk, the national dish). It gives a unique color and flavor to shellfish, egg dishes, pickles, and salad dressings.


(Syzygium aromaticum)

You can use this dried flavor flower bud whole or ground to season hams, sausages, mincemeat pies, fish turtle, preserves, and pickles. Also used in condiments, relishes, gravies, soups, and sauces.


(Myristicia Fragrans)

A pinch of grated nutmeg gives a delicious spicy flavor to eggnog, milk drinks, rum punches, spiced hot wines, puddings, and custards, salads, roasted lamb, and sweet sauces.


(Cinnamomum verum)

Use cinnamon, a popular and truly amazing Grenada spice, to flavor beverages like hot chocolate, cocoa alcoholic drinks, and hot toddies with fruit juices. Also use it in baked foods, cakes, cookies, pudding, cereals, sweet sauces, jams, and jellies, pickles, relishes, vinegar, soup gravies and mixed with tea or use it alone as a spicy hot tea.


(Zingiber officinale)

Ginger is used in preserves, curries, chutneys, pickles, vinegar, soups, sauce, gravies, stews, in ginger beer as a hot spicy drink for gas (carminative) and for fevers (sudorific). In addition, it flavors puddings, cakes, soups, pumpkin pies, fruit sauces, stew, pot roast, and barbecue dressings.


(Pimenta dioica)

This spice is used for flavoring marinades, sauces, pickles, stews, soup, chocolates, fruit salads, as well as spicy hot tea.


(Myristica Pragrans)

Mace whole or ground is used for seasoning, soups, sauces, (wine and fruit sauces), pickles, and seafood especially turtle. It has a mild nutmeg flavor and is used in baked foods, cakes, doughnuts, and cookies.

Hot Chocolate

Preparation: Drop 1 Cocoa Ball into 3 to 5 cups water and allow to boil for 5 minutes, strain, add milk and sugar to taste. For cake and Ice-cream grate some in the mixture for your Chocolate flavor.

Bay Leaf

(Pimenta Racemosa)

Use this aromatic leaf in stews, spiced vinegar, soups, gravies, savory rice, salad dressings, poultry, pork, fish, marinades, pasta, condiments, and porridges.

Grenada the Spice Island excites with its spice recipes, beautiful beaches, blue water, sightseeing on land and sea and more.

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