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Allspice anyone?

I've been sprinkling allspice on all of my food as per several studies that show the active ingredient, ericifolin messes with the androgen receptors of hormone sensitive prostate cancer cells. I only use organic non-irradiated allspice (from Vitacost.com) and two teaspoons a day is the effective target.




I haven't seen anything mentioned on this site about it.

Maybe an extra slice of pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving?


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I never heard about this but I did read the posting here and I feel if it has properties to slow prostate cancer , and I see its sold at Meijer's . I would be glad to add it to my list of spices I use to marinate meat. Thank you Captain_Tuttle for the info. also I will try using the recommended daily amount.

God Bless


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That sounds yummy!


No problem woth lt Love the spice. Can use it in coffee tea lentil soup . any other ? Might work with split pea soup. Any others? Rocco


Yes, I sprinkle it heavily on my breakfast cereal each morning. I used to think it had a very strong flavor but I very quickly got so use to it that I hardly notice the flavor any more.


I agree with your choice to sprinkle it on cereal, as this probably preserves the spice's essential qualities that any form of cooking might destroy.


I'm inclined to trust in natural methods to control cancer and am willing to try allspice (but can't find "organic allspice Vitacost" on Amazon). However, since the recommended form is Jamaican allspice, which is a key ingredient in the ubiquitous jerk that is consumed by many Jamaicans, this conflicts with reports that "Prostate cancer is the commonest cancer in Jamaica as well as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. One report suggested that Jamaica has the highest incidence rate of prostate cancer in the world." One would think that if allspice were so effective at prevention/control, Jamaica would not suffer such high rates of PCa. Perhaps the vulnerability to PCa by men of African descent overrides any protective effect of allspice?



This site shows Prostate Cancer rates among all Countries and the Caribbean seems to rank quite high in the ratings.


A new study on prostate cancer among Caribbean men of African descent has revealed there was a 270 per cent increase in the disease among Jamaican men between 1983 and 2007.


I'm sure allspice has been consumed long before the eighties. Perhaps better screening procedures were put in place. It's puzzling why the rates are so high in these countries. Maybe ethnicity, poor diet, lifestyle?


Use Vitacost.com. Good prices, free shipping over $49. I get my Bob's Red Mill Extra Thick Oatmeal. Fast response to orders. I also love iHerb.com.


Don't want to rain on anyone's parade but according to one of your citations "To receive a dose of allspice equivalent to that which the mice received, a man would have to consume about two teaspoons of powdered allspice per day." At least someone was thoughtful enough to make that calculation: normally, we are just left to guess. However, two teaspoons of allspice, distributed over the course of a day would be difficult for me to ingest. Also, unless you make your own pumpkin pies when you can control the ingredients that go into the pie, there's generally too much crap in the commercial preparations. That said, what I have been doing for the past several years to get at the ingredients in allspice is to drink Indian Masala tea. Depending upon the manufacturer, these teas usually have all of the ingredients found in allspice with the bonus of black pepper and black tea. You can find Masala tea on Amazon, just be careful to note the ingredients to make sure that at least the basic ingredients are there. You can brew a pot in the morning and drink it throughout the day. Or, as I prefer to do since the stuff is so cheap (I buy my Masala at an Indian grocery), you can make a fresh cup when you want it. I usually steep my tea for not more than two minutes, longer, for me, and it becomes too bitter.

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