Winter Is Coming: Use These Spices
From cinnamon baked apples to gingerbread men, spices provide some of our favorite tastes and smells this time of year. And while they’re delicious in desserts, they also add zest to fruits, veggies, lean meats, and whole grains. Here’s how to spice up your life this season.
Use for:carrots, winter squash, lean beef, chicken, fish, pudding
Nutmeg has a naturally sweet taste. By adding a little nutmeg to recipes, you may be able to satisfy a sweet tooth with less sugar.
Use for:cranberry sauce, peaches, tomatoes, lean meats, stews
Allspice also tastes sweet. It’s particularly high in phenolic compounds—chemicals that act as antioxidants.
Use for: apples, carrots, winter squash, oatmeal, whole-grain bread
Cinnamon is another sweet spice. Scientists are studying whether it might have benefits for brain health.
Use for:carrots, winter squash, chicken, salmon, salad dressings
Ginger has a savory flavor, so it’s good for replacing salt as a seasoning. Studies show that ginger may help ease nausea in pregnant women and cancer patients.