What is an Allspice?
Allspice, also known as Jamaica pepper, myrtle pepper, pimenta, or pimento, is the dried unripe berry of Pimenta dioica, a mid-canopy tree native to the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico, and Central America, now cultivated in many warm parts of the world.
Where Can I Get Allspice In South Africa?
What is allspice used for?
WHAT IS ALLSPICE USED FOR? You can use allspice in a variety of recipes that are sweet or savory such as cookies, pumpkin pie, spice cake, spicing for sausage and glazes for ham.
It’s a key flavor in Jamaican jerk seasoning, the fiery blend of herbs and spices that turns chicken or pork into an instant party.
What are the five spices in allspice?
Five spice is a mix of fennel, clove, anise, cinnamon, and Sichuan peppercorn (some Chinese add several other spices, considering “five spice” more of a concept than a hard rule). Allspice is ground-up pimento berry… while it reminds of several other spices it’s just a single spice.
Can I use allspice instead of nutmeg?
Allspice is commonly found in kitchen pantries, making it a convenient alternative to nutmeg. You can replace nutmeg with an equal amount of allspice in your recipes.
Allspice is made of ground berries from the Pimenta dioica tree. Its flavor is similar to that of nutmeg and can be replaced at a 1:1 ratio.