What is a Combination of Ginger, Cinnamon and Clove Spices without any Pumpkin? It is the Iconic “Pumpkin Spice”!

October 24, 2023 — Pumpkin spice is seasonally used in breads, muffins, pumpkin pies, cereals, cookies and lattes but you may be interested in knowing that this special combination of spices has no pumpkin in it. Even Starbucks experimented with adding different amounts of ground pumpkin seed powder and ended up with a combination without any pumpkin to spice up their lattes. Ground pumpkin seed powder can be used to add an autumn color to smoothies, curries, soups, sauces, and baked goods but not typically used in pumpkin spice recipes. But why not? Pumpkin may not add to the spicy heat of pumpkin spice itself but could give a nutritional boost according to this Healthline article. Pumpkin seed powder is packed with plant-based protein and is a good source of fiber, iron, and magnesium.

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