Tidbite #2 Allspice

Did you know that allspice is not a blend of different spices? It earned this name because the flavor tastes like a combination of other common spices clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. It is actually a dried berry that looks like a large brown peppercorn. Christopher Columbus discovered allspice berries in the New World, mistaking them for pepper which at the time was as valuable as gold.  I’m sure he was very disappointed upon returning to Spain to find out that it was not worth nearly as much $$$!

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