By: Sophia Boswell
Common Culinary Uses
Allspice is used in many recipes, such as apple butter, Jamaican curry chicken, cranberry chutney, and conchas Mexican sweet bread. Because of allspice's sweet flavor, it is usually used in baked goods. Allspice is also a dried spice.
Allspice has a great amount of vitamin A, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, and several other vitamins in it. Allspice also has many minerals, like iron, calcium, copper, etc. This spice contains electrolytes such as sodium and potassium. Allspice gives you energy, carbohydrates, and protein.
Ground allspice is the easiest form of allspice to use, though whole allspice is still commonly used by chefs. Allspice comes from the dried fruit of a West Indian tree, and holds the flavors of many other spices. Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg are some spices allspice tastes like. The name 'allspice' was thought of by an English traveler who thought that allspice is the mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Allspice is grown in southern Mexico, and Central America. Allspice is also referred to as Jamaica pepper, kurundu, and newspice.