Allspice

Allspice is one of the most important ingredients of Caribbean cuisine. Also known as the Jamaica pepper, pimenta, myrtle pepper, pimenta, or newspice, it is a spice made from dried unripe fruit of Pimenta dioica, a tree native to the Caribbean, southern Mexico, and Central America. The name allspice was coined as early as 1621 by the English, who thought it combined the flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. The fruit is picked when it is green and unripe and, traditionally, dried in the sun. When dry, the fruits are brown and resemble large brown peppercorns. Allpsice has been ..

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