Scientific name: Pimenta dioica
Origin: Mexico and C America
Medicinal use: This pepper does not contain piperine, so it does not have the characteristic spicy flavor of that pepper. They have an aromatic and fresh scent reminiscent of eucalyptus or myrrh. Its nuts are used as a condiment in various dishes and can easily be combined with other spices. It is one of the most characteristic ingredients of Caribbean cuisine, it is used ground in the preparation of Mexican mole sauces and in the elaboration of curry powder.
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