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Allspice Berries, Jamaican


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Allspice has a curious name, doesn’t it? Allspice. It’s because it smells like so many other spices all smashed into one. Cinnamon, clove, cardamom… all the best in one little berry!
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Allspice, also known as pimento and Jamaica pepper, is native to the West Indies and the Caribbean. In fact, due to its finicky nature, it’s one of the few spices that are still exclusively grown in its native region. The name allspice refers to its compound aroma that seems like it’s a mixture of mace, clove, cardamom, and cinnamon. The berries are actually plucked when green and are cured in the blazing tropical sun on large concrete slabs until they turn black and their shells become fragrant with oil.

Allspice has a place in preserved goods and plays an important role in spice blends and rubs like jerk seasoning and garam masala. In addition, it plays a central role in many North American pastries such as gingerbread cookies and pumpkin pie.

Whole berries can be ground up and toasted for a fresher, more intense allspice flavor than pre-ground allspice. Whole berries are also essential for proper pickling.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Ingredients Allspice.
Basic Preparation Allspice is great when ground fresh in a pepper mill but can also be combined with any variety of peppercorn for a new and interesting flavor.
Recommended Applications Allspice pairs well with a variety of spices, imparting a warming effect to the flavor, it can be used in pickling, marinades, chutneys, or desserts.
Taste & Aroma Pungent, Sweet, Warm & Earthy
Product Style Whole, Seeds/Berries
Cuisine Caribbean, English, European, Indian, Jamaican, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, North American, West Indies
Handling / Storage To be stored in a cool, dry place.
Shelf Life 4 Years
Qualities All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO
Country of Origin Jamaica
Dietary Notes N/A
Precautions

The information provided for this product is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

We recommend that you consult with your physician or qualified healthcare practitioner before making any significant change in your diet.

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