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Allspice Berries Whole



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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. Its heavy sweetness lends allspice a great deal of versatility. It is 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% whole dried AllSpice Berries

How to use:

  • Use in poached fish stock, vegetable and fruit pickles
  • Grind in a mortar and pestle to create a powder
  • Use to flavour curry blends, chutneys and rice dishes
  • Use in pickles, in picking spices and sweet dishes as pickling cakes
  • It combines well with chilli powder, cloves, coriander, garlic, ginger, and black pepper.
  • Use to add flavour to tomato based dishes with spinach and ricotta.
  • Use to make seasoning for beef, lamb, pork, turkey and chicken
  • It goes well with beans, breads, cabbage, carrots, lentils, parsnips, peas, squash, turnips
  • 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 of 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  

Country of origin:

Mexico & Jamaica

Other names or spelling:

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

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