Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Aids in intestinal disorders
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-viral qualities
Fights bad breath
Fights free radicals
Increases immunity
Lowers blood pressure
Relieves bloating
Relieves toothache
Warms feet

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 tbsp; Calories: 16; Fat: 0.5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 5mg; Carbs: 4.3g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 0.4g; Potassium: 1%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 4%DV; Calcium: 4%DV; Iron: 2%DV

Did You Know?

  • Allspice got its name when the British couldn’t decide which spice it was so named it all spice
  • also known popularly as Jamaican pepper or Pimento
  • In the store, buy whole allspice corns instead of ground, and ground just before preparing
  • Allspice can be used as berries, freshly ground or as a powder
  • Allspice corns contains health benefiting essential oils such as eugenol

Ways to Eat:

  • Add to meats, poultry and fish
  • Caribbean soups, stews as well as curries
  • In pickling blends
  • In mulled wine along with other kind of hot punch or beverage
  • In meat rubs and marinades

Farming Trivia:

  • Allspice is native to Jamaica and central America with most of the Worlds allspice being grown in Jamaica
  • In the 19th Century Russian soldiers added allspice to their boots to keep their feet warm

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.