No 518 Honduran Allspice

18,90 74,90 

378,00 214,00  / l

Allspice is a plant from the myrtle family. It has a whole series of names including allspice, pimento, myrtle pepper and Jamaica pepper (after its country of origin). Tropical Central America is the home of the evergreen pimento tree. From there, Christopher Columbus brought the spice to Europe. This also had an influence on the name. As the kernels look like pepper, the Spaniards thought the allspice plant was a pepper plant. That’s the origin of the genus name, derived from the Spanish pimienta (which translates as “pepper”). Allspice berries lose their taste when ripe. So they are harvested when they have the most flavour, before they ripen fully. The berries are then washed and dried. As allspice ferments, it produces dark brown to reddish brown seeds. The seeds have a very characteristic smell that is a combination of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste resembles that of cloves with a mild peppery sharpness. The fruits contain an essential oil that has a balsamic to spicy smell. Its main component is eugenol, which is also contained in cloves. The complexity of the essential oil is due to a total of about 40 components, including β-caryophyllene and 1,8-cineole. No wonder we couldn’t resist using it to produce a distillate. It’s impressively versatile and will add that special something to pastries, soups, sauces, marinades, fish and meat dishes, as well as a Bloody Mary.

350ml – 74,90 € (42 % vol – 214,00 €/l)
50ml – 18,90 € (42 % vol – 378,00 €/l)
50ml Spray – 18,90 € (50 % vol – 378,00 €/l)
Prices incl. VAT.