The spice is the fruit of the tree, Pimenta dioica, the same family with the pepper. Traditionally grows in Mexico, Central America and in countries with hot climate.
Product code: 59-3091
Availability: AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
In Europe was brought from Jamaica by Christopher Columbus.
The English name "allspice", given to it because it combines the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
Allspice contains a small amount of eugenol, the essential oil that gives cloves their strong, distinct flavor. Since eugenol is both warming and anti-microbial, Russian soldiers in the Napoleonic War of 1812 put allspice in their boots to help keep their feet warm and alleviate odor. This practice carried into the men's cosmetic industry, so that today the scent of allspice is often found in men's colognes.
It is rich in manganese and selenium and helps in digestion