Let’s continue with our discussion about the Superhuman Food Pyramid. We’re still at the apex of Part 1 – herbs, spices and sweeteners; and today’s topic will be about another highly recommended spice called allspice.
Some of you may be wondering about the name “allspice”. The reason is that the English, who encountered it for the first time in the early part of the 17th century, felt that the flavor and aroma resembled a mixture of nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.
The Spanish meanwhile called it pimenta as the spice resembled black pepper. When the small unripe berries of the allspice tree are harvested and sun-dried, they look quite similar to regular peppercorns. It is also called Jamaica pepper and this name reveals where the plant is indigenous.
Allspice may not actually be a combination of all spices but its qualities are certainly enough to offer us Superhuman health benefits. Let’s go over those qualities…