The Benefits to Fall’s Favorite Spice
Pumpkin spice is the star of the show right now. From pumpkin spiced lattes, to pumpkin breads, and even mixed into savory foods like pumpkin spice soup and casseroles. During the season of fall, there is pumpkin spiced flavored everything.
Maybe you are wondering if consuming a higher daily value of pumpkin spice offers up any benefit outside of our taste buds.
Let’s take a look. Pumpkin in its natural form, whether it’s smashed or purreed, is a rather healthy vegetable. It has been used in many recipes for many years, but it also provides a wide variety of nutrients, such as high levels of beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin A.
Pumpkin is an excellent source of nutrition for healthy eyes and skin. And how about those spices? Well, without the added sugar, butter or eggs, your standard pumpkin spice seasoning contains a blend of cinnamon, clove, ginger, allspice and nutmeg. Cinnamon helps regulate healthy blood sugar levels, ginger aids in healthy digestion, clove has been said to support a healthy immune system, and allspice may help boost circulation and nutmeg has anti-inflammatory properties.