Ground Allspice

Ground  Allspice
Ground  Allspice
Ground  Allspice Ground  Allspice
SKU
100921 001
$6.70
Net Weight:
1.9 oz
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Ground Allspice

Woodsy and fragrant, our Ground Allspice has a deep, almost cinnamon-sweet fragrance that’s prickly with hints of pepper and kept aloft by a cloud of light lemon-ginger. Allspice is not a spice blend but rather, the dried, unripe berries of the Pimenta dioica tree. The taste is pungent and a bit numbing; allspice contains approximately 3% volatile oil by weight, composed mainly of eugenol, which is a mild anesthetic. With so much surface area exposed thanks to grinding, the oils leap forward at the first opportunity. The numbing sensation lingers while the pungency fades to bittersweet pepper. We grind our Ground Allspice in our facility in small batches, to make sure we can provide our customers with the freshest and most flavorful product possible.

Allspice is the only spice that is grown exclusively in the Western Hemisphere. Like chile peppers, it is native to Mexico and Central America; unlike chile peppers, it does not transplant easily. Numerous attempts were made by various European empires to grow allspice trees in eastern spice-growing regions, like Indonesia or India, but the trees never took. Intriguing at first to Europe as a New World crop, allspice was soon a footnote to colonialism, left by the wayside in favor of other New World crops like sugar and coffee. In England, however, allspice never fell out of favor. A steady import to the British Isles starting in 1737, they adopted allspice so completely that it was known for many years as the “English Spice”.

 

Tips From Our Kitchen

 

Ground Allspice is a standard ingredient in Mexico’s signature mole sauces, and is also found in the Mexican stew birria. Use with cinnamon and cloves to make a classic Greek-style meat pasta sauce. Mix with ground beef for fragrant Swedish meatballs. Use in the coating for cubed lamb or chicken to make an alluring tagine. Blend with caramelized onions for a sweet onion jam, or toss over cubed butternut squash and roast. Rub on chicken wings and bake or air-fry. Stir into the custard for pumpkin pie or add to carrot cakes and muffins. Blend with sugar to make a succulent filling for apple pie. It is an indispensable ingredient for gingerbread. Ground Allspice Allspice is a potent spice so use sparingly at first, until you know how much you want in a dish. We also have whole Allspice Berries available.

Depending on the time of year and on availability Our Ground Allspice Berries maybe be cultivated in Guatemala, Honduras, or Mexico.

This product is certified kosher.

 

Hungry for more information?

Holiday Spice Guide
Volatile Oils of Spices
Flavor Characteristics of Spices
A Scientific Analysis of Allspice

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories6

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat1g3%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium1.7mg0%

Total Carbohydrate1.7g1%

Dietary Fiber0.5g2%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.2g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium0mg0%

Iron0mg0%

Potassium23mg0%

*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.

4.8 out of 5
4 total ratings.

kelly R. (Verified buyer) 11/12/2021
Never disappointed I won’t buy spices anywhere else. Great prices , great quality, tons of selection.

Thomas L. (Verified buyer) 07/18/2020
Very fresh. Adds much to Very fresh. Adds much to any dish and especially sweet dishes.

Lynda S. (Verified buyer) 09/03/2018
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James M. (Verified buyer) 04/23/2021
Looking for a great addition Looking for a great addition to my Chili Powder. The essential oils are very much forward so I didn’t need as much in my most recent batch. No disappointment here, Mexican Allspice rocks!
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