Pimento

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Pimento is sometimes a synonym for Allspice.

The Pimento or Pimiento is a variety of large, red, heart-shaped pepper (Capsicum annuum) that measures 3 to 4 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide (medium, elongate). Pimento is the Spanish word for "pepper".

The flesh of the sweet pimento is sweet, succulent and more aromatic than that of the red bell pepper. These pimentos are the familiar red stuffing found in green olives. Some varieties of the pimento type are hot including the Floral Gem and Santa Fe Grande varieties.

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