Allspice is a popular spice used in a wide variety of cuisines worldwide. It is derived from the dried, unripe berries of the Pimenta dioica tree, which is native to the Caribbean and Central America. The spice has a warm, sweet, and slightly pungent flavor that makes it an essential ingredient in many dishes. If you are a buyer looking to purchase wholesale quantities of allspice raw materials, this technical guide will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

Synonyms: Allspice is known by many different names depending on the region and language. Some of the most common synonyms for allspice include:

  • Jamaican pepper
  • Myrtle pepper
  • Pimento
  • Newspice
  • Kurundu
  • Allspice berry

Botanical names: The botanical name for the allspice plant is Pimenta dioica. It is a member of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae) and is related to other popular spices such as cloves and nutmeg.

Growing Locations: Allspice is primarily grown in Jamaica, which is known for producing high-quality allspice berries. However, the spice is also grown in other parts of the Caribbean, as well as in Central and South America, particularly in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala.

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