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The Spice Lab Ground Allspice - Pimento - Kosher Gluten-Free All Natural - 5044

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    • CUISINE: Allspice is one of the most important ingredients of Caribbean cuisine.
    • USE: In the U.S., it is used mostly in desserts, but it is also responsible for giving Cincinnati-style chili its distinctive aroma and flavor.
    • FLAVOR: It is a main flavor used in barbecue sauces.
    • ORIGIN: Allspice, also called Jamaica pepper, is the dried unripe fruit of Pimenta dioica, a midcanopy tree native to the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico, and Central America, now cultivated in many warm parts of the world.
    • MAINLY USED: Stews, meats, curry, baking, and preserves.


    Allspice is one of the most important ingredients of Caribbean cuisine. It is used in moles, and in pickling; it is also an ingredient in commercial sausage preparations and curry powders. Allspice is also indispensable in Middle Eastern cuisine, particularly in the Levant, where it is used to flavor a variety of stews and meat dishes. In Palestinian cuisine, for example, many main dishes call for allspice as the sole spice added for flavoring. In the U.S., it is used mostly in desserts, but it is also responsible for giving Cincinnati-style chili its distinctive aroma and flavor. Allspice is commonly used in Great Britain, and appears in many dishes, including cakes. Even in many countries where allspice is not very popular in the household, as in Germany, it is used in large amounts by commercial sausage makers. It is a main flavor used in barbecue sauces.

    Allspice, also called Jamaica pepper, is the dried unripe fruit of Pimenta dioica, a midcanopy tree native to the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico, and Central America, now cultivated in many warm parts of the world.