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Healthy Food Database - Allspice

Allspice berries are the dried, unripe fruits of a tropical evergreen tree native to Jamaica. Dark brown with an average diameter of 3mm, the berries have a flavour like a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and pepper.
Category: Spice
In Season:
To Buy: Buy whole or ground in airtight packaging.
To Store: Store in airtight containers away from heat and light. Whole berries will last about 2 years, ground powder about 12 months.
Tips & Tricks: Add whole berries to pickles and marinades, and use to make mulled wine. Ground allspice is an ingredient in mixed spice and can be used as a substitute for ground cloves when a less pungent flavour is desired.

Nutrition (100 Grams):

Amines: Amines come the breakdown or fermentation of proteins. High amounts are found in cheese, chocolate, wine, beer and yeast extracts. Smaller amounts are present in some fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, avocados, bananas.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. Low
Glutamates: Glutamate is found naturally in many foods, as part of protein. It enhances the flavour of food, which is why foods rich in natural glutamates such as tomatoes, mushrooms and cheeses are commonly used in meals. Pure monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used as an additive to artificially flavour many processed foods, and should be avoided, especially in sensitive individuals as it can cause serious adverse reactions. n/a
Salicylates: Naturally occurring plant chemicals found in several fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices, jams, honey, yeast extracts, tea and coffee, juices, beer and wines. Also present in flavourings, perfumes, scented toiletries and some medications.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. Extremely High

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Flatulence
High Blood Pressure

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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