Allspice is the only spice originating in the New World and probably introduced to Europe by Columbus, has a flavor suggesting a blend of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.PureSpice allspice comes from Jamaica known for its superior quality and plentiful crop. Although the spice is smaller than others grown in different parts of the world, the flavor is richer.Allspice now grows in many parts of the world, and we occasionally buy it from Indonesia, where it grows big and round, but is less flavorful. We use it only when the look is as important as flavor. Allspice is used in soups, stews, pot roasts, meat marinades, and pickling. It gives a warm flavor to cakes, cookies, jams and fruit pies.