Allspice is native to Central America & the Caribbean. It can be used whole for stews and pickles, or ground for baking. It tastes like cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. Allspice is a common baking spice in Canada, the US and many parts of Europe, and is widely used in West Indian food. It’s an absolutely vital ingredient in jerk seasoning and is also used whole as a pickling and mulling spice.