ALLSPICE

ALLSPICE :

Also Known As: Clove Pepper, Jamaican Pepper, Pimento and Pimenta

HISTORY:

It is said that Christopher Columbus discovered Allspice while on the island of Jamaica during his second voyage to the New World. Cuban natives enjoy it as a tonic. 

PREPARATION:

As a powder, sprinkle on food to taste. Use as an infusion by adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of allspice powder to 1 cup of boiling water. Steep up to 30 minutes and strain. Drink up to 3 cups per day. You’ll find the taste to be a harmony of cloves, juniper and cinnamon pepper.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Growing allspice from a seed is not a good idea since ideal temperatures are a must to grow a healthy plant. It’s best to purchase a small tree from a nursery. Plenty of sunlight is needed. In winter months, grow plants indoors under light. As the plant grows, transfer it to a bigger pot. About once a month, feed with plant food. Allspice grows up to 40 feet and produces clusters of berries 1/2 inch in width.