Dark reddish-brown berries similar to large peppercorns in size. Other common names are Jamaica pepper, pimento, or bay rum berry. Allspice has a pungent flavor that resembles a combination of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Not to be confused with the mixed spice of the same name, it is one of its ingredients. Used in cakes, jams, and fruit pies. Also used in many savory dishes of Jamaica and the Scandinavians put it in their marinated raw herrings.