Allspice comes from the dried fruit of a tropical tree. It got its name because it tastes like a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
The Health Benefits
Spices should make up an important part of a healthy diet. They contain vitamins and minerals, and even though they’re only used in small quantities, they come loaded with antioxidants and have noted health benefits. Regular consumption of spices has been shown to lower blood pressure and improve glucose tolerance. It also lowers inflammation and boosts immune function!
Paleo and Autoimmune Protocol
That said, some people are more sensitive to certain plant compounds than others. Like any plant, allspice comes with certain antinutrients that don’t cause problems for most of us, but can wreak digestive havoc for some individuals. The Paleo Mom recommends caution when using spices made from fruit.