The history of Jamaican cuisine is as varied and eclectic as the people who created it. Indigenous people, combined with immigrants from China, England, Spain, India and West Africa have each played an influential role on both the culture and cuisine. Jamaican spices are, of course, the very essence of this cuisine. Ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric and pimento are used in nearly everything from jerk dishes to banana fritters. Chili peppers, including Jamaica's heavy dose of habanero chiles, are widely used in Jamaican cuisine thanks to Chinese influences, but are almost nowhere else in the Caribbean. Get cooking with our freshly ground Jamaican spices & blends!