Allspice is often confused for a spice blend.
Allspice berries are the dried, unripe fruits of the Allspice Pimenta plant, from the myrtle tree species.
While native to Jamaica and the islands, allspice is also cultivated in Central America, as well as parts of Mexico and South America.
The taste of this spice is a mix of cloves, pepper and cinnamon.
You can find it in almost all supermarkets and it's delicious in soups, stews, desserts and to pickle vegetables and meat (charcuterie).
You find a recipe with Allspice and you are out?
Exchange 1 tsp with 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground cloves and 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg