Allspice
Resources > Food > Spices > Pungent > Allspice

Are you a Smart Kitchen™ Chef?

Try it FREE or take a TOUR to explore Smart Kitchen!
+ -

 

Allspice flavor is a mixture of Nutmeg, Cloves, and Cinnamon.

In the Napoleonic War of 1812, Russian soldiers put Allspice into their boots to keep their feet warm.

Availability

Allspice is available year long.

Cultivation

It is mainly cultivated in the West Indies, Mexico, and India. The plant itself can produce Berries for over one hundred years. The Berries are picked and then dried before they are fully ripe, so the pulp becomes soft. At this point, they resemble Peppercorns.

Culinary Uses

Aztecs used Allspice to flavor chocolate. Allspice, is also used a lot in the pastry shop and in Scandinavian Pickled Herring.

Portion Size

Allow 1/2-1 t of Allspice per recipe.

Pairings

Nuts, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coriander, Mace, Nutmeg, Pepper, Rosemary, Thyme, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Chickpeas, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Pumpkin, Spinach, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Apples, Pineapple, Beef, Chicken, Fish, Goat, Lamb, Pork, Rabbit, Beans, Grains, Ketchup, Mustard, Salsa, Sauces, Stews, Stocks, Broths

Substitutes

Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg

Nutritional Value USDA
ALLSPICE,GROUND
Amount Per 100g
Calories 263
%Daily Value*
 
12%
Total Fat 8g
1%
Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
3%
Sodium 77mg
22%
Potassium 1044mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate 72g
84%
Dietary Fiber 21g
Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes