March 25, 2023

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Many people have no idea what allspice is made of, it seems

If you take a look at search engine analytics, you will see that every year thousands of people ask Google what spices are and what they are made of. To the surprise of many, it is not actually a mixture of many different aromatics and spices, but the ground berries of a tree found in the tropical parts of the Americas.

None of this will come as a surprise to connoisseurs of Mexican, Middle Eastern or Caribbean cuisine, so we apologize for stating the obvious to many.

For those less familiar with the flavors, the spice is made simply by grinding dried berries Pimenta DuecaIt is a tree that is native to Central America and can grow happily in most warm parts of the planet.

The spice goes by many names, including jamaican pepper, myrtle pepper, or pimento.

Nowadays, it is widely used in cuisines around the world, and even many European foods from Swedish meatballs to Portuguese stews. In Polish, the spice is called ziele angielskie, translating from the English term “spice”, which is very strange given that the British are usually very against flavoring their food.

The word allspice is thought to have been developed by the first European colonists to reach the Americas who revered spices for blending the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves (some of their favorite flavors from the “Old World”).

In another “How did people not know that?” News, it was recently revealed that many people on the Internet do not know what paprika is made of. That’s right, there is no paprika bush responsible for the flavoring of goulash.

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