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peppery, sweet (like a mixture of nutmeg, cloves, pepper and ginger), slightly bitter
May contain traces of celery, mustard and sesame seeds.
Good to know
Allspice is THE secret ingredient in Jamaican (and generally the rest of Caribbean) cuisine, the "jerking". Christopher Columbus discovered the spice in Jamaica, but thought he had found pepper, which would have corresponded to winning the lottery, since pepper was considered a currency at the time. This mistake is probably the reason why allspice is also called Jamaican pepper. Nevertheless, allspice conquered the cooking pots of Europe from the 16th century onwards, and Napoleon's soldiers allegedly put allspice in their boots during the Russian campaign to warm themselves.
Allspice was originally not so easy to grow, because on the one hand the seeds themselves are not germinable. They are getting germinable only after they have been eaten by birds and excreted again. In addition, there are also male and female trees and to reach the step that a tree bears fruit at all, one needs both "sexes". Today, modern science has naturally overcome this circumstance and can make the seeds germinable and increase the yield of the trees.
beef, game, fish, seafood, stew/soup, chocolate
Oriental, Caribbean, Western European, Northern American
Due to its complexity, allspice can be combined with almost all other spices and is used on almost all continents. It can be used as a whole berry, crushed or ground.
If you run out of cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves, you can simply replace it with the same amount of allspice – but vice versa, it doesn't work because allspice is too complex to be replaced by just one spice.
Full taste development
Crush the berries and roast them dry to develop smoke and roast aromas.
For a typical "Jamaica-Jerk" the crushed berries should only be added at the end.
Calms the body and dilutes the blood.
Bloating and upset stomach, as well as nausea and diarrhoea can be alleviated by the many antioxidants of the allspice. Its anti-inflammatory properties relieve convulsions and support digestion.
Allspice can also help with menopause symptoms and is a good alternative to any hormone preparations.
Blood & Heart
Allspice reduces the risk of blood clots and, due to its calming effect, also reduces high blood pressure. However, caution should be exercised when taking blood thinners at the same time, as the risk of bleeding increases. Up to two weeks before surgery, allspice should be avoided.