Allspice-Jamaica Pepper


Quick Notes:


What is Allspice-Jamaica Pepper?

Allspice-Jamaica pepper is also known as Myrtle pepper. Allspice-Jamaica Pepper is a berry whose name describes it flavor -- a combination of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg -- hence, “allspice.”

Pictures of Allspice-Jamaica Pepper


Allspice - whole Berries
Allspice - ground Berries



Origin of Allspice-Jamaica Pepper:

Indigenous to the Americas/Caribbean

Which Cuisines Use Allspice-Jamaica Pepper?

All cuisines

Allspice-Jamaica Pepper Flavors Well These Foods:

Allspice-Jamaica Pepper is good for beans, breads, cabbage, cakes, carrots, chicken, chocolate, fruits, lamb, lentils, parsnips, peas, pickling blend, pies, pork, pumpkin, spinach, squash, tomatoes, turkey, turnips

How Long Can Allspice-Jamaica Pepper be Kept?

Keep smaller quantities of the berries and grind in peppermill or with a mortar and pestle as needed. Replace allspice berries once every 2-3 years; replace ground allspice every 1-2 years.

Return to List of Spices-Herbs from Allspice-Jamaica Pepper


Add Something About This Spice/Herb

Share something you know about this spice/herb. Or, share a favorite recipe using this spice.



New! Comments

Have something to say about what you just read? Leave me a comment in the box below.


Sign up for eZine

Spotlight On Spices!

See Back Issues

Enter your E-mail Address
Enter your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Spotlight On Spices.



Spice Trivia



Do you know these fun facts about spices and herbs?


Black Pepper is the most popular spice in the world




Cumin is the second most popular spice in the world




By weight, Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world.




Vanilla Bean and Cardamom are expensive spices too. Both are hand-harvested and require much manual labor.




Nutmeg is not a nut. It is the seed/pit of a fruit.




The outer lacy covering (aril) on Nutmeg is called mace blade. When in the ground powder form, it is just called "mace"




Cilantro and Coriander are from the same plant. Cilantro is the leaf, and coriander is the seed.




There are almost one million seeds in one pound of Poppy Seeds.