Allspice Facts

Allspice tree, also known as pimento tree, is an evergreen plant that belongs to the myrtle family. It originates from West Indies and Central America and has gradually spread through the world due to its unique flavor and its healthy quality. The name allspice is because the dried brown berries, smell and taste like a mixture of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Allspice, Clover Pepper, Jamaica Pepper, Jamaican Pepper, Pimenta, Pimento, myrtle pepper are some of the popular common names of Allspice.

Name Allspice
Scientific Name Pimenta dioica
Native Native of West Indies
Common/English Name Allspice, Clover Pepper, Jamaica Pepper, Jamaican Pepper, Pimenta, Pimento, myrtle pepper, Turkish Yenibahar, English pepper or newspice.
Name in Other Languages Farsi : Felfel Farangi
Albanian : Ispais
Venezuela : Pimienta Guayabita
Eastonian : Harilik Pimendipuu
Arabic : Bahar
Greek : Aromatopeperi
Basque : Jamaikako Piperbeltz
Korean : Oluspaisu
Brazil : Pimenta Da Jamaica
Tonga : Sipaisi
Catalan : Pebre De Jamaica
Slovak : Nové Korenie
Chinese : Bi Wei Hu Jiao
Norwegian : Allehånde
Algeria : Fulful Meksyk
Italian : Pepe Della Giamaica
Swedish : Kryddpeppar
Danish : Allehaande
Hawaian : Pimeka Kik
Dominican Republic : Clavo De Jamaica
Serbian : Biber Sa Jamajke
Dutch : Alles Kruid
Spanish : Especerias
French Guiana : Quatre-Épices
Bulgarian: Bahhar
German : Allgewürz
Belarusian : Angeĺskae Zelle
Polish : Korzennik Lekarski
Yiddish : English Gewirts
Guyana : Allspice
Haitian : Bwa Pwav ( Creole )
Thai : Olspais
Hebrew : Pilpel Angli
India : Kaabaab Chini ( Bengali )
Portuguese : Pimenta- Da- Jamaica
Iceland : Allrahanda
Bangladesh : Kababchini
Turkish : Jamaika Biberi
Japanese : Hyakumikosho
Lithuanian : Gvazdikiniai Medis
Ecuador : Pimineta Dulce
Wales : Pupur Jamiaca
Macedonian : Pimento
Vietnamese : Danh Từ
Mexico : Malaqueta
Galician : Pimenta Da Xamaica
Romanian : Cuisoare
French : Grand Piment,
Russian : Perets Dushistyj
Croatian : Najgvirc
Slovenian : Piment
Hungarian : Borsmenta
Czech : Hřebíčkový Pepř
Ukrainian : Perets Dukhmyaniy
Finnish : Maustepippuri
Latvian : Jamaikas Pipari
Malaysia : Allspice
Plant Growth Habit Small, evergreen, branched, tree
Growing Climate Grows well in semitropical lowland forests
Soil Thrives best in well drained, moist, fertile, loamy calcareous soil.
Plant Size 6–12 m high
Trunk Brownish-gay, erect trunk
Leaf Opposite, simple, oval-oblong to elliptical, 6–16 cm long by 3–6 cm wide, obtuse rounded apex, cuneate base, glabrous, entire, leathery, pellucid-dotted on lower surface with 12–16 pairs of prominent main veins, mid-rib depressed on upper surface, glossy deep green when mature, pale green when juvenile.
Flower Bisexual, greenish white, small, 6–10 mm across;
Fruit Shape & Size Globose 4–7 mm in diameter with a thick, woody, brittle pericarp
Fruit Color Green turning dark purple when ripe
Skin Very wrinkled
Flavor/Aroma Strong spicy and pungent smell that closely resemble a mixture of black-pepper, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon.
Taste Pungent and slightly peppery taste
Seed Two hard, dark-brown, reniform seeds
Major Nutrition Manganese, Mn 2.943 mg (127.96%)
Iron, Fe 7.06 mg (88.25%)
Calcium, Ca 661 mg (66.10%)
Copper, Cu 0.553 mg (61.44%)
Total dietary Fiber 21.6 g (56.84%)
Carbohydrate 72.12 g (55.48%)
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 39.2 mg (43.56%)
Magnesium, Mg 135 mg (32.14%)
Total Fat (lipid) 8.69 g (24.83%)
Potassium, K 1044 mg (22.21%)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 2.86 mg (17.88%)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.21 mg (16.15%)
Phosphorus, P 113 mg (16.14%)
Protein 6.09 g (12.18%)
Health Benefits
  • Good for Diabetics
  • Heart Health
  • Circulation
  • Reduced constipation (Bulking)
  • Dental Health, Slows Aging
  • Immune System
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Digestion
  • Makes You Energetic
  • Anti-Inflammatory Qualities
  • Strong bones
Calories in 100gm 263 Kcal