Allspice powder - a spicy, sweet spice
- Allspice powder flavors sauces, soups, cakes, and pastries.
- It tastes like cinnamon, cloves, pepper, and nutmeg all in one.
- A delicious must-have in every spice rack
How does ground allspice taste, clove pepper powder?
Allspice powder is a warm-tasting spice of cinnamon, pepper, cloves, and nutmeg and is, therefore, a tremendous all-around spice. It also tastes slightly peppery and, thanks to its complex aroma profile, can be used for many of your dishes. Not only sweet dishes but also savory dishes benefit from the all-rounder. It goes wonderfully with fish, vegetables and in Christmas bakery.
Clove pepper contains essential oils, with its primary oil being eugenol, which even cloves have.
How do you use allspice powder?
Allspice powder spices up Jamaican dishes such as jerk chicken, stews, soups, ketchup, sausages, sauerkraut, Swedish meatballs, and especially curries. In addition, it flavors marinades, puddings, pickles, and jams. It is also an aromatic fish seasoning for cooking fish soups or fish marinades.
Due to its delicate, consistent texture, it is suitable for pastries or festive desserts such as plum pudding, chutneys, sauces, and curries. Please note, however, that this spice powder has a very intense taste. So measure it with a sure instinct.
What is Jamaican Pepper Powder?
Jamaica pepper powder is the ground allspice grains that carry even the names: clove pepper, Jamaican pepper, four-spice, or allspice.
They are the small, dark brown berries of the allspice tree, whose Latin name is Pimenta officinalis dioica. The spice belongs to the myrtle family and originally comes from Central America.
The allspice tree is evergreen and slender with a stately height of up to 12 meters. Its berries are harvested when they are still unripe and then dried. The still green berry changes its color to red-purple before it is finally brown. It produces around 40 kg of dried allspice grains per year.
Where does allspice grow?
The allspice tree only grows in the tropics like Cuba, Jamaica, and Central American countries.
Which spices go well with ground allspice?
You can combine allspice with bay leaves, cloves, pepper, marjoram, thyme, or sage; these spices harmonize very well with the aroma of the allspice.
Can I replace the four-spice with other spices?
If you don't have the four-spice at home, you can mix cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon for a similar flavor. To do this, take the same amount of all three spices.
Allspice is not only a popular spice for private use but also in the food industry. Here it is used to produce canned fish, sauces, curry powders, sausage products, and canned vegetables. In addition, the perfume and cosmetics industries also use unripe berries due to their high content of essential oils.
Storage of ground spices:
Would you please put all ground spices in hermetically sealed spice containers? I prefer jars with screw cap closures. Once purchased, they can be used again and again. You only have to sterilize them briefly in fizzy boiling water before adding a new spice.
Spices are best stored in a cupboard or pantry, protected from the sun, which is cold and dry.