Besides this wildly popular and nostalgic flavor profile, there are certain nutritional benefits from pumpkin spice. Check out this blog post, Pumpkin Spice Power, from Cleveland Clinic under their “Healthy Brains” section. Of course, as The Cheat Sheet reminds us in their blog post, The Surprising Health Benefits of Pumpkin Spice, watch out for the sugar-sweetened and/or artificial stuff. From an herbal medicinal lens, the spice profile is also considered “warming” and has certain attributes. Typically pumpkin spice consists of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves which makes the profile have various health-related properties such as anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, supportive of favorable blood sugar regulation, and anti-inflammatory. Further detail and a few recipes are available from One Green Planet.
Enjoy the holidays,
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