This small round spice (pimento) looks like black peppercorns. It is known by many names including Allspice, Pimento berries, Jamaican Allspice & Myrtle pepper. With the majority of the world’s supply of pimento hailing from Jamaica, allspice is one of the most important ingredients of Caribbean cuisine. Under the name ‘pimento’, it is used in Jamaican jerk seasoning. Though in principle the wood is used to smoke jerk in Jamaica.
Pimento, also known as allspice, is a tasty seasoning which tastes like a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. The dried berries of the evergreen pimento tree are dark brown and are available both whole and ground