During the fall season we see shades of yellow, orange, and red. We also smell and taste the flavors of the season. Here are a few of the most popular spices during the fall time.
Cinnamon – Popular around the world, cinnamon is anti-inflammatory and has anti-diabetic properties.
Nutmeg – Nutmeg has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor. It is rich in antioxidants that help protect against cell damage.
Clove – Clove is both sweet and spicy. It contains antibacterial properties to help boost the immune system.
Allspice – Fresh and lightly woody, allspice may help with digestion and improving blood circulation.
Star Anise – Sweet and licorice-like, use only a small amount when cooking. The taste can be overpowering.
Cardamom – This strong spice may help improve digestion and lower blood pressure.
Recipe: Cranberry Sauce
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 sticks cinnamon
- 12 oz cranberries
- 1 whole orange, zested
- pinch of salt
- Wash orange and zest the skin. Add the sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, and orange zest to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently. Cook mixture until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Use a pair of tongs to remove the cinnamon sticks. Add the cranberries and a pinch of salt. Bring this mixture to a steady simmer. Cook until most of the cranberries have burst, about 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from the heat. Enjoy within five days.
Serving Size: ¼ cup, 12 servings
Time: 20 minutes
Nutrition Facts: Calories: 80, Total Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 15mg, Carbohydrates: 20g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 18g, Protein: 0g