Nutrition and buying tips: Allspice

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All values below are per 1 tsp (1.9g) of Allspice.

Proximates
Water 0.16g
Energy 5kcal
Protein 0.12g
Total lipid (fat) 0.17g
Carbohydrate, by difference 1.37g
Fiber, total dietary 0.4g

Minerals
Calcium, Ca 13mg
Iron, Fe 0.13mg
Magnesium, Mg 3mg
Phosphorus, P 2mg
Potassium, K 20mg
Sodium, Na 1mg
Zinc, Zn 0.02mg

Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.7mg
Thiamin 0.002mg
Riboflavin 0.001mg
Niacin 0.054mg
Vitamin B-6 0.004mg
Folate, DFE 1µg
Vitamin B-12 0.00µg
Vitamin A, IU 10IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µg
Vitamin D 0IU

Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.048g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.013g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.045g
Cholesterol 0mg

Tips on buying quality Allspice

 

As with most fine spices, it’s always best to buy allspice whole. Allspice is commonly found ground, and ground spices have their own headaches – weaker flavour, old, and often diluted or adulterated with cheap varieties if not admixture. We suggest also buying Allspice grown in Turkey, as we’ve noticed this variety of allspice has the traditional flavours enjoyed by middle eastern palates today. Supply in turkey is also much more reliable than some other parts of the world. Further than this, we suggest looking for higher grade (grade A or AA) allspice berries. Higher grading to allspice is given in industry for more denser allspice berries. A and AA are amongst the most dense allspice berries – the most flavour packed per berry! Welcome to read our Allspice page for more notes regarding this exotic spice, or purchase your own of the most premium tasting quality available!


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