Ground Allspice is a peppery mix of flavours, reminiscent of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Popular in the Caribbean, Allspice is also an essential spice within Arabic Cuisine for dishes such as Kibbeh, sweet baked goods and the famous Shawarma. Try adding to gingerbread, carrot cake and Christmas pudding or pair with root vegetables such as squash and sweet potato.
Allspice has a powerful flavour and fragrance, a few berries is all it takes to infuse a dish with its warm, spicy flavour and once ground, a light sprinkling will suffice. It compliments a variety of foods, and is commonly used in both sweet and savoury dishes.
Rich in aromatic compounds, allspice contains cineole, eugenol, alpha pinene, alpha terpene, limonene, and many more agents which collectively possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting, sedative, antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal properties.
How to Store
Keep your allspice fresh and ready to use by storing it in an airtight jar or another container away from direct sunlight. There’s no need to freeze or refrigerate it. Allspice will last for years whether whole or ground, although ground spices lose their flavor quickly.
About this item
- Authentic Allspice, a premium quality spice from Kerala. Our Allspice is organically grown, homestead produce.
- Allspice is named so because it is reminiscent of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg all at once.
- Our premium Allspice has a fresh, sharp, woody flavour. It is commonly used in Caribbean cuisine and English baking.
- Seeds and Hands supports small scale farmers and promotes direct trade. We travel and cherry-pick the best available spices from them.