Ground Jamaican Allspice

Ground Jamaican Allspice
Ground Jamaican Allspice
Ground Jamaican Allspice Ground Jamaican Allspice
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Net Weight:
2.8 oz
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At first contact, Ground Jamaican Allspice is warm, sweetly pungent, and has floral undertones. That blossoms into a spice that is at once peppery, pleasantly bitter, with a mild anesthetic effect. The flavor fades with little finish, but the peppery-numb tingle lingers. Aromatically it fuses the smells of clove, cinnamon, and pepper, with a little camphor dancing around the top notes. Jamaican Allspice, the fruit of a tropical evergreen tree, contains up to 5% volatile oil by weight, which contributes to its status as the most sought after allspice in the world. We grind our Jamaican Allspice berries in-house, to preserve the volatile oil content and provide our customers with the most flavorful spice grind possible.

Allspice was introduced to Europe by Christopher Columbus; it was part of the spoils of his second voyage to the New World in 1494. Much like he did with chiles, he misnamed the spice, calling the berries "pimiento" because of their resemblance to black peppercorns. Allspice never quite caught on in Europe until the 17th century, when the British finally embraced it. They initially called it “newspice” in homage to its novelty as a trading product; the name eventually shifted to allspice to reflect the myriad spices mimicked in the allspice flavor profile.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Ground Jamaican Allspice is a key ingredient in Jamaican Jerk seasoning, and in Jamaican beef patties—hand pies with a tropical accent. It goes beautifully with most root vegetables, so add some to roasted parsnips or mashed turnips. Allspice goes wonderfully with butternut squash, both as a side dish and mashed into a pie, is a surprisingly welcome addition to plum or apple compote, and it’s a signature flavor in Cincinnati-style chili. We also have whole Jamaican Allspice Berries available for sale.

Five whole allspice berries are approximately equal to one teaspoon of ground allspice. One ounce of whole allspice is approximately equal to four and a half tablespoons of ground allspice.

Our Ground Jamaican Allspice is cultivated in Jamaica.

This product is certified kosher.


Hungry for more information?

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Encyclopedia Brittanica: Allspice


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat1g3%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.7g1%

Dietary Fiber0.5g2%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.7 out of 5
13 total ratings.

John K. (Verified buyer) 12/06/2019
Wonderful Wonderful

Michael G. (Verified buyer) 10/30/2018
All Spice Always a great product and value. Thanks so much!

patricia r. (Verified buyer) 10/04/2018
Everything tastes better! I have been using your spices since you only had a brick and mortar store and every order I receive exceeds my expectations. The quality and freshness of the spices make such a big differance in our food. Kudos to Spices Inc. Keep the good stuff coming.

Rathen (Verified buyer) 11/29/2016
Ground Jamaican Allspice I need a reliable vendor for my ingredients. Spices, Inc. is that vendor. I use Ground Jamaican Allspice in many of my products including my Voodoo - Authentic Jamaican Jerk seasoning. Thank you Spices, Inc.

James (Verified buyer) 07/11/2016
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Dean (Verified buyer) 03/02/2016
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Frederick (Verified buyer) 02/23/2015
Ground Jamaican Allspice It is a 180 degree difference from what you will see in a supermarket. Much closer tot he type of flavor you would experience in Jamaica. We add it to our jerk seasoning to give it a unique flavor.

David (Verified buyer) 04/03/2014
Ground Jamaican Allspice Obviously ground freshly from premium product. 1/8 teaspoon on a large portion of veggies is MORE than enough! Allspice is supposed to be good for prostate cancer, which affects 1 man out of every 6 in America.

Alan (Verified buyer) 12/02/2012
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Jennie (Verified buyer) 10/09/2012
Ground Jamaican Allspice I made Spicey Apple Butter with it!.
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