Ginger. It usually plays second fiddle to cinnamon but is a secret powerhouse of flavor and health benefits. Really all of them except clove. I buy the brand that leaves it out. Good only for toothaches.
@DVDBZN You’d be surprised what a little can do. For instance, when you have an upset stomach a small bite of ginger should settle it within an hour. It’s great for digestion. Clove is an anesthetic so you can use if to sooth pain. Works great for teeth and gums. Cinnamon is anti-inflammatory. Keep it in your diet to reduce pain from arthritis and so on. Nutmeg is an anti-oxidant and stress reliever. It may be small amounts in your diet but its good for you. On the other hand, the sugars in the pumpkin are NOT good for you. So if you can enjoy a not-so-sweet pumpkin pie…way better for your body.
As for the ginger…I’ve kept a jar of candied sliced ginger on my desk at work ever since I was hired at the shop and for maybe a total of $12 I’ve saved my company over 100 working day from employees having upset stomachs and wanting to leave early. Almost every time, it works. They stay and feel much better.
A local bagel shop always has Pumpkin Spice cream cheese on Pumpkin Spice bagel. Plus Pumpkin Spice coffee. Can’t get too much of a good thing.
Since I’m self-quarantining I don’t want to go out to the shop, so I’m experimenting. Trying to make a slightly more healthy substitute for that cream cheese. Current attempt is a blend of the pie spices plus a dollop of maple syrup in Greek yogurt. On some dark crusty toast. It really is pretty good.