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.
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.
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.
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
Click below or scan the QR code on the back of your product packet to find recipes and how-to-use instructionsJamaican Jerk Chicken
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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