Bulk Allspice Whole

Pimenta dioica
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[ 80 ]Pimenta dioica

Allspice Whole

1/4 pound:  $5.24 pound:  $11.63 buy now  

Also known as Mexican pimento, allspice comes from a type of myrtle tree and is one of the top seasonings in Mexican cuisine. The whole berries add the flavors of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and juniper to foods and tea blends.

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quick look

information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound5
active compoundsAllspice contains anywhere from 3-4% volatile oil, which is about 80% eugenol derived from the glands in the pericarp of the seeds. Some resin of an unknown amount may be present along with vitamins A, B1, B2, and C. It also has proteins, lipids, and minerals.
plant part usedfruit - berries
processingwhole allspice berries
why buy whole allspice berries?Whole allspice berries provide concentrated flavor in foods whether used whole or freshly ground, and has a longer shelf life than powdered allspice.

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaDark brown, very aromatic.
good vs badStored properly, whole allspice will remain viable for years.


try something new

decorativeAdd to potpourri and to simmering spice and herb blends.
culinaryUse to infuse flavor into gin or vodka, fish stock, wild game marinades and pickling spice mixes.
industrialAllspice is a common ingredient used in perfumery, particularly in men’s colognes and deodorants.

flavor profile

whole allspice berries

Warm and pungent.

culinary companions

Blends well with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, fennel seed, dill seed, juniper berries, chipotle, cayenne, dried citrus peel and coriander.


whole allspice berries recipes to try

coming soon

what else you should know

whole allspice berries

Allspice “berries” are harvested from the Jamaican bayberry, a mid-canopy tree found in Central America, southern Mexico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and other Greater Antilles islands of the Caribbean. The fruits of the tree closely resemble peppercorns, which explains the various common names that refer to pepper. In fact, 15th century merchants engaged in spice exploration were convinced they had found black pepper in Jamaica and introduced the spice to the New World as Jamaican pepper.

Allspice shares a common chemical compound with nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, bay, basil, lemon balm and wormwood called eugenol that is responsible for the strong aroma and warming qualities of the spice. During the War of 1812, Russian soldiers placed whole allspice berries in their boots to help prevent unpleasant odors and cold feet.

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