Pimento powder is prepared by grinding the dried berries of Pimenta officinalis L. it’s flavor represents a combination of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper.
Pimentos are low in calories and fat content but contain a great deal of Vitamins C and A. Pimento is used in sauces, pickling, commercial sausage preparations, and curry powders. It is also used in many dishes, including cakes. It is used to flavor barbecue sauces.
They are very low in calories, especially since they are usually eaten in small quantities, and have little fat. They are commonly prepared in dishes with high-fat content, but do not contribute much to this. Pimentos are low in calories and fat content but contain a great deal of Vitamins C and A. Pimento is also a good home remedy for upset stomach in which case it is either chewed or crushed up and used to make tea. It is used in the preparation of beans not only because of its excellent flavor but because it is believed to reduce the flatulence caused by beans