Allspice Berries Whole

$3.30

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. 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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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. It is a vital ingredient in Jamaican Jerk seasoning.

Culinary Notes :

  • Use in poached fish stock, vegetable and fruit pickles.
  • Allspice berries are one of the key influential spices in jamaican cooking.
  • 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

Health benefits:

Allspice has an essential oil known as eugenol, which is responsible for it’s 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.

 

Recipe/ product links:

Jamaican 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

 

 

 

Additional information

size

40g

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