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All Spice

Also Known As : Kebab Cheeni, Seetful, Pimenta, Myrtle pepper
Technical Name : Pimenta dioica

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It is bitter and pungent in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Allspice can be used in marinades, pickles, chutneys, vegetables, soups and desserts.

Common names and forms

  1. Organic allspice

Description

Allspice is one of the most popular ingredients that contribute to Caribbean cuisine. It is used in Jamaican jerk seasoning. Allspice fruits are picked when they are green and unripe. They are then dried in the sun until they turn brown. Allspice combines the flavour of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

Health benefits

  • Allspice contains potassium that helps to reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.(1)
  • It contains antioxidants that help to get rid of free radicals from the body.(1)
  • It helps to treat  stomach ailments like diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, excessive flatulence and bloating.(1)
  • It is good for diabetic patients, as this spice has an extremely low glycemic index.(1)
  •  It helps to relieve pain like muscle aches, joint pains, sprains and gout.(1)

Selection Guide

They should be packed and sold either in the form of peppercorns or in powdered form.

Note

Allspice may cause serious allergic reactions. It is advisable to avoid allspice during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.(2)

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