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Many spices have doubled as folk remedies for centuries and are now under investigation for their possible benefit to modern medicine. This month we will explore a few of these, delving into the scientific and culinary possibilities they offer.

Allspice has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, and modern science is beginning to discover the many reasons why. Allspice is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants that appear to help prevent a number of ailments including breast cancer (in athymic mouse mammary glands, in this study). Its efficacy against colon cancer has been studied in AOM-induced mouse models.

The recipe below was sent to CCSA as part of a series of emails from our resident chef, Dr. Linda Doody. She has been sharing her extensive collection of favorite recipes with friends, family, and the CCSA team as a means of maintaining connections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can read our other blog post about allspice here.

“Laughter is brightest where food is best.”
― Irish Proverb

Spaghetti with meat sauce


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