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Allspice (Pimenta dioica) is a spice which originates from America. Allspice takes its name from the complex flavor of cloves, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. The berries lose their spicy aroma when they ripen, therefore they are harvested unripe and green. They are dried in the sun, after which they will have a reddish brown color. The aroma sits in particular in the berries to be.

Allspice, an up to nine meters high tree, is native to the tropical forests of South and Central America and the Caribbean. Most allspice from Jamaica and is also known as Jamaica pepper. It was Christopher Columbus who brought allspice to Europe.

Allspice is a fairly new spice in Western cuisine, but it is very useful and used in stews, in baked goods and pickles. The spice is often used along with cinnamon and cloves.

Latin name: Pimenta dioica

Country of origin: Honduras