Allspice Berries Ground


Product description

Also known as pimento, the allspice berry imparts flavours reminiscent of cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves with a hint of pepper. Allspice is a single small berry from the Jamaican bayberry tree. It is the dried unripe fruit which has a brown colour, which is ground to produce an easy to use powder. Its heavy sweetness lends allspice a great deal of versatility. It is a key ingredient of Caribbean cuisine. It also contains essential oils with anti-microbial components and health benefits. The Spice People carry these allspice products: allspice whole berries and allspice ground berries.

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Culinary Notes:

Allspice Berries are a super-aromatic berry with a sweetness akin to cinnamon, a spiciness like cloves and nutmeg, and a warm pepperiness to round it all out. This fragrant berry is dried and either used whole or ground, predominantly in Caribbean cuisine, and is a primary ingredient in Jamaican Jerk Seasoning.

Health benefits:

Allspice has an essential oil known as eugenol, which is responsible for its many health benefits. It helps to treat digestive problems, reduce pain, and also has anti-microbial properties. It can additionally help to improve circulation and has antiseptic and antioxidant properties. To learn more about Allspice, check out our blog: What is Allspice?


100% dried Ground Allspice Berries

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Other names or spelling:

pimento Jamaica Pepper, Bay Rum Berry, Pimenta dioica, kurundu, myrtle pepper, pimento, newspice, clove pepper, pimento, toute-épice, jamikapfefer, kabab cheene, seetful, pimento de Jamaic, Pimento Berries

How to use:

  • Use it as a ground cloves substitute in cakes and pastries
  • Commonly used in Jamaican Jerk seasoning
  • Use it in spice cakes, puddings, cookies, gravies, bbq sauce
  • Used in German sausages
  • Used in English baking
  • Sprinkle on pumpkin soup
  • Bouquet: pungent and aromatic, like a combination of nutmeg, clove, ginger, and cinnamon.
  • Flavour: warm and sweetly pungent with peppery overtones.
  • Hotness Scale: 4
  • Its pungent and complex flavour means a little goes a long way so start off small and add as you taste and smell

Recipe/product links:

Click below or scan the QR code on the back of your product packet to find recipes and how-to-use instructions Jamaican Jerk Chicken Jerk Chicken With Jamaican Slaw Chai Banana Cake Grilled Jamaican Jerk Eggplant

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