Allspice Berries, Whole
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The measurements below come from a combination of our experts’ guidelines as well as our own in-house measurements. Given the lack of human studies on allspice’s health benefits, an appropriate dosage has yet to be determined.
If you feel like having a sophisticated knowledge of this amazing spice, you are just one tap away from here to our exclusive feature on allspice. We have discussed the use of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg separately in place of allspice, however, perhaps an even better substitute is to use all three of them together! Prostate cancer cells also tended to be eliminated through apoptosis, while gastric cancer cell lines were affected by allspice extracts’ ability to inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori — a bacterium that’s considered carcinogenic ( 8, 13).Nevertheless, it has a history of use as a home remedy for colds, menstrual cramps, indigestion, headache, fatigue, and nasal congestion. It is better to use a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, or another spice combination mentioned above to replicate the flavor of allspice. Incidentally, Jamaican jerk seasoning is wonderful with other meat like pork and fish too, and tofu!
The warm sweet and spicy flavor from allspice is often mistaken for Chinese five spice which is a blend of anise, cinnamon, star anise, and ginger. Adding a scant 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon over string beans, carrots, cabbage, or mushrooms will give vegetables a spiced flavor.
It has also been studied for potential protective effects on brain health, especially the prevention of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases ( 5, 6).