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.
The part that is used for allspice is the fruit part of the plant. Typically the shell.
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.
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
has antiinflammatory qualities
enriched with good amounts of vitamins and minerals
enriched with Vitamin A