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During the 17th century, allspice was given its English name as the mixture reminded spices traders of the combined flavors of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Allspice berries, when burned, are said to attract money and/or luck.
Allspice is one of the most important ingredients of Caribbean cuisine. It is used in Caribbean jerk seasoning, in moles, and in pickling.
Historically, allspice was used by the Mayans as an embalming agent and by other native South Americans to flavor chocolate.
Allspice was discovered by Christopher Columbus in Jamaica during his second voyage to the new world.