Jamaican Allspice Berries
Originally known as pimiento, and then Jamaica or Myrtle pepper, the taste of allspice is described by most as a combination of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Originating in Jamaica, allspice is used often in Caribbean cooking and is a main ingredient in our Jamaican Jerk Seasoning.
The allspice grown on the island of Jamaica is widely considered to be the best quality. The whole berries are essential to pickling spice and mulling spices. Allspice is sometimes confused as a blend of spices, but it stands on its own.
Flavor of Jamaican Allspice Berries
These dried berries are pungent, warm, and sweet-spiced and pair well with chiles, cinnamon, ginger, mace, and mustard.
Uses of Jamaican Allspice Berries
An essential addition to mulling and pickling spice mixes as well as jerk seasoning. Use ground in desserts and baked goods like cakes, pies, and breads. Also great for savory dishes like chili and curry.
Jamaican Allspice Berries Recipe
For 5-6 T of mix: Blend 3 cinnamon sticks with 1 1/2 T cloves, 1T allspice berries, 1 1/2 t blade mace and inner cardamom seeds, and 1 t dried orange peel