Allspice

Olivia Schulte

Herb or spice?

ALLSPICE IS ACTUALLY A SINGLE SPICE UNTO ITSELF, BUT ACTS AND TASTES LIKE AN AWESOME BLEND OF CINNAMON, CLOVE AND NUTMEG.

Savory or sweet?

Both

Fun fact

Allspice was originally called pimienta, the Spanish word for pepper, because it was discovered by Christopher Columbus when he went searching for black pepper. Never having seen either before, he mistook allspice for pepper.

Dried or fresh?

Dried

Health benefits


Allspice has many similar effects on the body as the spices associated with it. Like cinnamon and ginger, it has a warming effect on the body with beneficial effects for digestion. Like cloves, it can act as a mild muscular anesthetic.

Where is it from?

Western hemisphere (Jamaica)

What part of the plant is used?

The berries