Did you know that this tree got its name when the British couldn’t decide which spice it was, so named it ‘all spice’?
This powerful spice is actually derived from the dried fruit of thetree, which is why it is commonly called , pimenta, or pimento. Native to Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and Mexico, the allspice bearing tree is named because of the dried brown (which look like large ), that and taste like a mixture of , cloves, and nutmeg. The flavour is certainly unique, but what makes this spice even more intriguing is the high concentration of beneficial and compounds, such as , quercetin, and that result in some impressive health benefits.
These berries, picked when ripe (see image above) and dried in theslightly shriveled (see image below), have numerous health benefits that include the ability to act as a , increase , protect the system, improve mood, boost the system, eliminate , lower and reduce inflammation.
One of the most celebrated aspects of allspice is its ability to lower inflammation and alleviate pain in parts of the. The active ingredients in the spice have chemical compounds that eliminate inflammation, making it an ideal spice to give you some relief from arthritis, gout and aches. It also has certain components that allow for pain reduction in the case of injury or recovery.
The calming,effects of allspice’s organic components make it perfect for soothing the The eugenol found in allspice can eliminate issues such as diarrhea, , , and constipation, while also stimulating , which reduces bloating and excess flatulence. The anti- aspect of allspice further eases
Research has shown certainand effects of allspice, particularly in terms of stomach (E. and monocytogenes). In addition to helping the gastrointestinal system function smoothly, it also protects it from outside attack through a immune response. Furthermore, when allspice is added to certain foods, it can neutralise the bacteria at that level, before it ever enters your body to begin doing damage.
The presence of eugenol,, tannins, and other chemical compounds makes allspice a very potent , as many of those substances are perfect for neutralising free radicals and eliminating them from the body. Free radicals are the harmful byproducts of cellular metabolism that can cause healthy to mutate, often leading to serious – even cancer. The high level of vitamin C and vitamin A present in allspice also contribute to this antioxidant .
The, antibacterial, and aspects of allspice can help to boost your health; although with this spice wouldn’t be particularly pleasant, it has been connected to healthier dental and gum health by protecting against .
With significant levels of copper and iron, allspice is ideal for boosting circulation, as these are essential components of red blood cells.Furthermore, the rubefacient aspect of the spice is a stimulant and warms the body. Combined with increased blood flow, this can result in additional and the proper oxygenation of extremities in the body. also functions in the creation of certain that are crucial for overall .
The potassium found in allspice has a positive effect on heart health, as it is aand releases much of the tension on the system. This causes an increase in blood flow through the relaxed blood vessels and reduces the on the and , thereby lowering the chances of developing atherosclerosis, and subsequently, and heart attacks.
Keep an eye out for pimento on the seasonal Brasserie menu!