An aromatic spice that looks like a large, smooth peppercorn (about the size of a pea). Often referred to as allspice, it is the dried berry of the West Indian allspice tree. It’s also called Jamaican pepper or pimento because it’s taste is said to resemble a combination of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and pepper. Allspice is used:
In both sweet and savoury dishes including mulled drinks
Pickles and marinades
Jamaican jerk chicken.