This is a tropical spice mainly grown in Jamaica and is known as Jamaica pepper. Allspice has a pleasantly fragrant aroma and the name reflects the strong taste, which resembles a peppery compound of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mace. This spice gives a gentle, warm flavor to cakes, jams, and fruit pies. Allspice is also used in barbecue sauces, pickles, sausages, and in meat canning. In Jamaica the spice is widely used in Jerk seasoning, soups, stews, and curries.