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How to spice up your fruits for a nice treat

Adding the right spice to a piece or fruit can take any snack to the next level. Pairing the right spices to the best fruit can be a little hard. And below is a list of spices that will hopefully make it a little easier for you.

Allspice:

Allspice, also called pimenta, Jamaica pimenta, or myrtle pepper, also the dried unripe fruit of Pimenta dioica.

Fruits: Any type of berry, Orange, Apple

Allspice on rustic background

Anise

Anise also called aniseed, is a flowering plant in the family. Apiaceae native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia

Fruits: Pears

Close up of star anise on wooden board

Cinnamon:

Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Flavouring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereals, snackfoods, tea and traditional foods.

Fruits: Apple, Orange

Bunch of cinnamon sticks

Cloves

Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. They are native to the Maluku Islands.

Fruits: Pear. Orange, Apple

cloves

Curry

Most curry powder recipes include coriander, turmeric, cumin, fenugreek, and chili peppers in their blends. Curry is a variety of dishes originating in the Indian subcontinent that use a complex combination of spices or herbs.

Fruits: Apples, Grapes, Pomegranate

Ginger:

 Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or ginger. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems about one meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades.

Fruits: Apple, Pears

Nutmeg

Nutmeg is the seed or ground spice of several species of the genus Myristica. Myristica fragrans is a dark-leaved evergreen tree. Cultivated for two spices derived from its fruit.

Fruits: Apple, Peaches, Oranges, Grapefruit

Mint: 

Mentha is a genus of plants in the family Lamiaceae. Mint is estimated that 13 to 18 species exist. The exact distinction between species is still unclear. Hybridization between some of the species occurs naturally. Many other hybrids, as well as numerous cultivars, are known.

Fruits: Figs, Dates, Summer Melons, Apples, Pears

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Wine pairing for fruit

What wines go great with fruit? Medium bodied whites like Pinot Blanc, Viognier, and white Rhone Blends and fruit-forward, lighter-bodied reds like Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Zinfandel pair well with fruit and cheeses. Hard, Aged – Aged Cheddar, Gouda, Parmesan, Asiago. Pair these cheeses with bold reds and full-bodied white wines.