Pimento Wood

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Gary Feblowitz, Founder of Exotic Wood Chips, LLC. today announced that his company has achieved the status of the only approved US importer of Jamaica sourced Pimento Wood, leaves and charcoal. This achievement took Feblowitz seven years to achieve because of all the regulations both in the United States and in Jamaica.

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The Pimento Tree/ Allspice Plant- Explored

Use by the tainos to prepare food, pimento grows elsewhere including Mexico, Central America, Cuba and Hispaniola but Jamaican pimento is regarded as best, and up to recently, had a virtual monopoly on world markets.

The handsome tree of the myrtle family (closely related to the Bay tree) but is widespread on the limestone derived soil of central parishes, especially St. Ann, thriving at lower elevations.

The tree grows 7-15 meters in height and its characteristic light-coloured bark peels easily from the trunk.

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Got Jerk?

Blessings in disguise can appear in, well, lots of disguises. When one arrives on the island of Jamaica, you might be more likely to recognize, then seize upon it. Gary Feblowitz and a group of friends were on a scuba diving trip to the island when disaster struck: ear drum injuries meant they had to remain on solid ground, and would be unable to fly for two weeks. Oh, darn.

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