Also called Jamaica Pepper or pimento berries, Allspice whole is the dried berry of the Jamaican Bayberry tree. The berries are green when picked and then cured on large concrete slabs in the sun. As they cure their shells get darker and fragrant with oil. As a matter of fact, the majority of Allspice Whole is produced in Jamaica, the Caribbean, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Brazil. It has a distinct flavor reminiscent of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg, which makes it so versatile.
Allspice whole is a key ingredient in fruit and vegetable pickles as well as fish stock. It’s so versatile it can even be used in wild game dishes. Whole berries can be ground up and toasted for a fresher, more intense flavor. It is a key ingredient in Garam Masala as well as Jerk seasoning. It also pairs well with a variety of spices adding a warmth to the flavor.
Originally introduced to Europe by Christopher Columbus, whole allspice was mistaken for black pepper. It remained unpopular through the 16th century and then began being used as a substitute for cardamom. The Brits began using it and coined the name Allspice because it smelled of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Americans began using Allspice in the late 1700’s .The first documented recipe was for “pomkin pudding”, what we know as pumpkin pie.
Our Allspice whole is freshly packed and ready for your next culinary adventure, whether it be for pickling those late summer fruits and vegetables or for your holiday baking, allspice is truly a versatile addition to any spice rack.
Allspice Whole is available in 50 lb bulk bag, 25 lb bulk bag, 15 lb bag, 10 lb bag, 4 lb. Jugs, 12 oz., 6 oz., and 2 oz. sizes.
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