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Herbs and Spice - General Information

Herbs and Spices - Information


All Spice (Piomenta Dioica) Pimento

This spice is also known as Pimento or Jamaica Pepper. It is called this because it has the flavour and aroma of a blend of spices, mainly Nutmeg, Cloves and Cinnamon. This Spice, Pimento, is exported from Jamica, South America, Central America, Guatemala, Mexico and Brazil.

Pimento was one of the many new exciting spices discovered by the early Spanish explorers of the New World and because the Allspice berries resemble to some degree, peppercorns, they named them Pimienta (pepper) this was later corrupted to Pimento. For many years they used the berries to preserve the meats that they took as provisions on their long sea voyages.

Pimento is sold in both whole and ground forms and has many uses. The whole berries are used in stews, casseroles and chutneys and are one of the ingredients of Mixed Pickling Spice. They are used in the manufacture of the liqueurs, Benedictines and Chartreuse. Ground Pimento is also used in the preparation of seasonings for cooked meats and sausages as well as the flavouring for several sweet dishes.

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Mixed Spice 

As its  name suggests it is a blend of a number of the ground sweet spices and is used for 

making cakes, biscuits and in the manufacture of mincemeat. There are many recipes for

Mixed Spice and it could contain, in
 varying quantities, a blend of many of the following spices :

Allspice, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coriander, Caraway, Ginger, Nutmeg and Mace


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