14. Allspice (Pimenta)

  1. Mathew Attokaran

Published Online: 7 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470959152.ch14

Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

How to Cite

Attokaran, M. (2011) Allspice (Pimenta), in Natural Food Flavors and Colorants, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470959152.ch14

Author Information

  1. Plant Lipids Limited, Cochin, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813821108

Online ISBN: 9780470959152

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Keywords:

  • allspice (Pimenta) - pirates of the Caribbean Islands, for flavoring meat, Jamaican pepper;
  • dried berries - round with dark wrinkled surface;
  • Jamaica, major producer of allspice;
  • aroma characteristics - like bay leaves;
  • constituent of allspice - essential oil level, of 3–4.5% on dry basis;
  • allspice seeds, three origins - volatile oil content, solvent extraction of deoiled residue;
  • Jamaican allspice - higher yield of oil and oleoresin;
  • Pimenta berry oil, heavy yellow to reddish-yellow clear oil - fine aroma like clove;
  • allspice leaf oil - on drying, giving essential oil;
  • identification numbers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Plant Material

  • Essential Oil

  • Oleoresin

  • Uses

  • Allspice Leaf Oil

  • References