Alex Thorson

AllSpice project

Origin of Allspice

Allspice is the dried, unripe berry of the pimenta dioca. This is an evergreen tree in the myrtle family. Christopher Columbus discovered allspice in the Carribean and he thought it was pepper. He thought it was pepper so when he brought it back to Spain thats how it got its name "pimenta". Allspice was used a lot in WWII. Folklore suggests that it cures digestive problems.

Botannical information

The part that is used for allspice is the fruit part of the plant. Typically the shell.

Culinary uses

All spice is a common seasoning to put on pork. It is very popular in Eurapean countries. It is also common to be in mandarins.

interesting facts

the oil is often used in cosmetics

you can add to cakes and pies

you can add to christmas puddings

used to make jamaican pork jerk

health benefits

has antiinflammatory qualities

enriched with good amounts of vitamins and minerals

enriched with Vitamin A