Pumpkin Spice is a warming spice blend with grounding, aromatic flavors and numerous health benefits. It is commonly known as Pumpkin Spice in the USA and Canada, and as Cake Spice, Mixed Spice, or Baking Spice in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and beyond. Pumpkin Spice is used in many sweet and savory dishes, baked goods and infusions.
The base typically comprises cinnamon, ginger, and clove, often with the addition of nutmeg and allspice, and occasionally including cardamom, star anise, fennel, mace, coriander, and pepper. Spices not only have lovely aromatic flavors but also boast numerous health benefits:
Spices not only offer delightful warming, grounding aromatic flavours but also boast numerous health benefits:
Cinnamon ~ blood sugar balancing + anti-fungal + anti-bacterial + digestive stimulant.
Ginger ~ anti-inflammatory + soothing digestive + anti-viral + circulation stimulant.
Nutmeg ~ anti-bacterial + anti-inflammatory + reduce anxiety + brain-memory stimulant.
Clove ~ digestion + anti-microbial + anti-inflammatory + analgesic-numbing.
Allspice ~ anti-fungal + digestive tonic + anti-septic + nervous system stimulant.
Purchasing spices from companies with non-irradiated practices and a commitment to sourcing organically and biodynamically grown plants is essential to ensure your spices retain optimal medicinal properties.