Berry of the evergreen pimiento tree, Allspice is also known as Jamaican pepper. Christopher Columbus discovered the spice while he was on his second expedition to the New World, ever since the spice has gained popularity worldwide. Have you ever wondered what can be suitable allspice substitutes if you ever run out of it? Read on to find out.
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The English coined the name, allspice since the berry tasted like a mix of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Cloves. Allspice can be substituted with a little permutation and combination of the other available spices, however, make sure they are in the powdered form for best results.
1. ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon + 1/4th teaspoon ginger powder + 1/4th teaspoon grounded cloves. This mixture will yield an equivalent of 1 teaspoon of allspice.
2. Nutmeg + Cinnamon + Cloves mixed in equal proportions will also give desirable results.
3 If, you do not have nutmeg available you can also use a combination of Cinnamon and ground cloves.
4. a little bit of grated nutmeg or mace is also a good substitute of allspice.
5 In case you have some allspice berries lying around in your pantry, you can grate them to use in your recipe. Five allspice berries yield about 1 teaspoon of allspice powder.
Use these handy tips of allspice substitutes in your dishes and you will not miss the real thing. Go on and experiment with various combos and be a culinary expert.
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