Holidays And Spices Part 1

Spice, Allspice, Anise, Cinnamon, Cane Walking Stick

I don’t know, but when I start smelling certain spices, it reminds me of a season or another. So, I’m keeping spices that are typically related to Christmas and learning facts about them. My picks are Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Allspice and Peppermint.

Nutmeg, Grater, Fresh, Seasoning, Nut, Spice Up, Shell
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Nutmeg:

  • Nutmeg comes from the nutmeg tree, called the Myristica fragrans.
  • Actually, it is a seed, not a nut.
  • It takes six to eight weeks of drying before it is ready to use.
  • It can be sold either solid (as the whole seed) or grounded.
  • Some of the health takeaways for Nutmeg are: It can be used as a natural toothpaste, its oil can help with pain relief, and it assists digestive health.
Cinnamon, Aroma, Spices, Condiments, Flavoring, Flavor
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Cinnamon:

  • Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of several tree species from the subfamily of Cinnamomum.
  • It started to be imported from Egypt as early as 2000 BC.
  • The value of Cinnamon was so high among ancient nations that it was considered as a gift fit for monarchs and even for a deity. As its inscription records at the temple of Apollo at Miletus.
  • The spice traders kept Cinnamon’s source as a secret from the Mediterranean for decades and decades.
  • Cinnamon is cultivated by growing the tree for two years.
  • The parts mainly used are the bark and leaves,
  • Some health benefits of Cinnamon are: Fight inflammation, full of antioxidants and helps with toothache, among many other uses.

Okay, since I like to keep these posts short and sweet, I will wrap it today. However, if you enjoyed this post, stay tuned because there will be others like this one.

Alex

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