All Spice Plant
Botanical name:"Pimenta dioica". Allspice, also called Jamaica pepper, pepper, myrtle pepper, pimenta, pimento, English pepper or newspice. Allspice is one of the most important ingredients of Caribbean cuisine. It is used in Caribbean jerk seasoning (the wood is used to smoke jerk in Jamaica, although the spice is a good substitute), inmoles, and in pickling; it is also an ingredient in commercial sausage preparations and curry powders. The allspice tree, classified as an evergreen shrub, reaches heights between 10 and 18 m (32 and 60 ft). Allspice can be a small, scrubby tree, quite similar to the bay laurel in size and form. It can also be a tall, canopy tree, sometimes grown to provide shade for coffee trees planted underneath it. the leaves of the All spices plant are used for preparing meat dishes and chutneys. In America, they are used for preparing desserts such as cakes on account of the flavor they provide. They are also one of the most crucial ingredients used in Caribbean cuisine.