Allspice is ground from the immature berry of a tropical tree native to Jamaica. Historically, it was named allspice because it contained the flavor nuances of several other popular spices, including cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Due to its full and slightly sweet flavor, allspice is found in many baking recipes though also used in savory dishes.
Spice Fun Fact: Christopher Columbus discovered allspice when he was seeking out pepper in the Caribbean. Having never seen pepper before, he mistakenly chose allspice instead.