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Allspice Pimento


Smokey, mild and musky!

You can use allspice in a variety of recipes that are sweet or savoury such as stews, cookies, pumpkin pie, spice cake, and drink mixes. It is also a key flavour in Jamaican jerk seasoning. Use whole berries rather than ground allspice for slow-cooked stews, braises, mulling and pickles. Whole berries are less intense than its ground form. Whole allspice is also stewed with sauerkraut to provide a sweet, aromatic note to the tartness of fermented cabbage. Ground Allspice is great as seasoning.




  • Digestive Aid: Allspice contains compounds like eugenol, which have been traditionally used to aid digestion. It can help relieve digestive discomfort such as bloating, gas, and indigestion. Allspice may also stimulate the production of digestive enzymes, promoting smoother digestion.
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties: Eugenol, a key component of allspice, possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Consuming allspice may help reduce inflammation in the body, potentially benefiting conditions such as arthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases, and other inflammatory conditions.
  • Antioxidant Effects: Allspice is rich in antioxidants, including phenolic compounds, flavonoids, and vitamin C. These antioxidants help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body, reducing oxidative stress and lowering the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain types of cancer.
  • Pain Relief: Allspice contains compounds like eugenol and cineol, which have analgesic properties. These compounds may help alleviate pain associated with conditions such as headaches, muscle aches, and toothaches.