Spice Trade — allspice

... and a few other articles on cooking with spices!

Recipe: Lentil Soup with Allspice

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I was checking what’s on sale on Regency’s site, and the first item that was on the list was allspice. I use allspice for quite a few dishes from oven baked chicken drumsticks to tomato-based Indian curry. When I first heard of allspice, I thought it was a blend of spices. But actually, they are dried unripe berries! Once you smell its aroma, you know why they were given the name, allspice. This aromatic spice is very useful and I use this every time I make tofu burger. Today I like to share a recipe for tomato-based lentil soup using...

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Allspice – spice blend or a spice on its own?

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Upon hearing the name, most people imagine that Allspice is a blend of spices. Actually Allspice is the dry fruit of the Allspice tree Pimento Dioica. Allspice is one of the few New World spices; it’s an evergreen tree native to Central America and Great Antilles. The fruit is picked while unripe and then dried in the sun. Allspice has a complex flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, but much spicier than if you were to mix the three spices together. Christopher Colombo has found this spice on his quest for spices (black pepper in particular) in America. Misled by the appearance of...

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Nutrition and buying tips: Allspice

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All values below are per 1 tsp (1.9g) of Allspice. ProximatesWater 0.16gEnergy 5kcalProtein 0.12gTotal lipid (fat) 0.17gCarbohydrate, by difference 1.37gFiber, total dietary 0.4g MineralsCalcium, Ca 13mgIron, Fe 0.13mgMagnesium, Mg 3mgPhosphorus, P 2mgPotassium, K 20mgSodium, Na 1mgZinc, Zn 0.02mg VitaminsVitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.7mgThiamin 0.002mgRiboflavin 0.001mgNiacin 0.054mgVitamin B-6 0.004mgFolate, DFE 1µgVitamin B-12 0.00µgVitamin A, IU 10IUVitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µgVitamin D 0IU LipidsFatty acids, total saturated 0.048gFatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.013gFatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.045gCholesterol 0mg Tips on buying quality Allspice   As with most fine spices, it’s always best to buy allspice whole. Allspice is commonly found ground,...

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We’re going mexican: Beef and Bean Burrito

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                                Recipe: Beef and Bean Burrito Serves: 4 Ingredients For the tortillas100g/3½oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting100g/3½oz plain wholemeal flourpinch pink salt1 tbsp of olive oil For the beef½ red onion, thinly sliced1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced½ tsp ground allspice1 tsp ground cubeb peppercorns1 tsp cumin seeds2 sirloin steaks (approximately 200g/7oz each), fat removed, cut into bite-sized pieces or strips½ tbsp olive oil For the beans1 tsp olive oil5g garlic flakes2 tsp cumin seeds1 x 400g/14oz tin black beans, partially drained To serve1 small iceberg lettuce, shredded Preparation...

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