The festive season has already begun and certain warm and spicy aromas characteristic of this time of the year are beginning to appear. Seasonal spices such as cinnamon, anise, ginger, cloves, laurel, cocoa, among others, not only add a magical touch for their aroma and flavor, but also for the properties they provide to our health. In the case of cinnamon, for example, in different studies it has been significantly associated with a decrease in blood sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels (Allen RW, Schwartzman E, Baker WL, Coleman CI, Phung OJ. Cinnamon use in type 2 diabetes: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis.
Culinary and medicinal properties
Ann Fam Med. 2013 Sep-Oct;11(5):452-9. doi: 10.1370/afm.1517. PMID: 24019277; PMCID: PMC3767714.); it is high in manganese, dietary fiber, iron, and calcium. In turn, ginger, the main ingredient of Christmas cookies, is valued for its culinary, aromatic and medicinal properties; it can improve blood circulation, eliminating dizziness and vertigo (Anh NH, Kim SJ, Long NP, Min JE, Yoon YC, Lee EG, Kim M, Kim TJ, Yang YY, Son EY, Yoon SJ, Diem NC, Kim HM, Kwon SW. Ginger on Human Health: A Comprehensive Systematic Review of 109 Randomized Controlled Trials. Nutrients. 2020 Jan 6;12(1):157. doi: 10.3390/nu12010157. PMID: 31935866; PMCID: PMC7019938.).
On the other hand, we can highlight clove, which can be used in infusions, cookies, cookies and meat marinades; with antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties (Liu Q, Meng X, Li Y, Zhao CN, Tang GY, Li HB. Antibacterial and Antifungal Activities of Spices. Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Jun 16;18(6):1283. doi: 10.3390/ijms18061283. PMID: 28621716; PMCID: PMC5486105). These aromas bring up memories filled with joy, longing and nostalgia for past gatherings.
Regardless of origin, religion and custom, food generates a direct trip to our memories. Christmas teleports us to the past, but we also want it to make us live in the present and think about the future. For our customers, we have focused on developing different recipes that highlight traditional flavors and make it possible to enjoy these moments without the need to invest so much time in the kitchen.
Starting with spreads for a delicious appetizer, ready-to-serve sauces to accompany traditional dishes and desserts. Some of them are rice pudding, tiramisu, carrot cake and others. If you are interested in these products or have new ideas to adapt to your kitchen, contact our sales team.
With all this, from our side, we just need to say MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!