Ground Allspice is used widely in baking and as an ingredient in some processed meat items. Whole berries are used in meat broths, gravies and pickling spice.
Allspice (Pimento) is the dried, unripe berry of the Pimienta Officinalis. The name Allspice comes from its flavor, which resembles a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. The Allspice is a medium-sized evergreen tree that is principally grown in Jamaica and the rain forests of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras.