What is allspice?
Ever wonder what makes up the allspice? It sounded like it's a mixture of all different kinds of spices doesn't it? At least that's what it seems to me. However, in truth, the real thing is only made up of one thing: the dried pepper of a Jamaican pepper tree known as pimento (not to be confused with pimiento chillies). The flavor of the dried berries smells like a combination of cinnamon, clove, ginger, and nutmeg, hence the name allspice. Some store-bought allspice are made up of a combination of the spices mentioned above and not the real bean, but they mimic pretty closely. So you can look for a substitute if you need to :)
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More resources on allspice:Encyclopedia of spices on The Epicenter