Whole Jamaican Pimento berries – indigenous to Jamaica. Also known as allspice and Jamaica Pepper.
The smell of pimento conjures the combined flavours and aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. This combined flavours and aroma gave pimento the name of All Spice.
Christopher Columbus, credited with discovering the New World – but if you ask me he was lost – encountered Arawaks in Jamaica using pimento in cooking. This resulted in the introduction of pimento into European and Mediterranean cuisines in the 16th century. To protect the pimento trade initially the plant was guarded against export from Jamaica, however it is now grown commercially in many tropical areas.
Pimento is used in Jamaican JERK CHICKEN, JERK PORK and most, if not all, Jamaican recipes. Drop a few berries in your soups or meat pot.
Ingredients Natural whole pimentos.