Nutmeg (Whole)

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Nutmeg, the seed of the Myristica fragrans tree, is a versatile spice with a warm, sweet, and slightly nutty flavour. It is commonly used in both sweet and savory dishes, as well as in various beverages. It may also aid digestion . . . read more

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Nutmeg, the seed of the Myristica fragrans tree, is a versatile spice with a warm, sweet, and slightly nutty flavour. It is commonly used in both sweet and savory dishes, as well as in various beverages. Here are some popular uses of nutmeg:


Culinary Uses:

  1. Baking: Nutmeg is a popular baking spice and is used in various desserts, including pies, cakes, cookies, and pastries. It pairs well with fruits, especially apples and pears.
  2. Pumpkin Spice Mix: Nutmeg is a key ingredient in pumpkin spice blends, contributing to the warm and aromatic flavour associated with fall desserts like pumpkin pie, spiced lattes, and muffins.
  3. Bechamel Sauce: Nutmeg is often added to bechamel (white) sauce, commonly used in dishes like macaroni and cheese, lasagna, and creamy gratins. It enhances the richness of the sauce.
  4. Eggnog and Beverages: Nutmeg is a classic garnish for eggnog and other holiday beverages. A sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg on top adds a warm and festive touch.
  5. Soups and Stews: Nutmeg can be used in savory dishes, such as soups, stews, and cream-based sauces. It complements the flavours of creamy or cheesy dishes.
  6. Custards and Puddings: Nutmeg is often used to flavor custards, puddings, and rice puddings. It adds a comforting and aromatic element to these desserts.
  7. Fruit Compotes: Nutmeg pairs well with fruits, and it can be used to enhance the flavor of fruit compotes, jams, and preserves.
  8. Vegetable Dishes: Nutmeg can be sprinkled on roasted or sautéed vegetables, such as carrots, spinach, and sweet potatoes, to add warmth and depth of flavour.

Medicinal uses:

  1. Digestive Aid: In traditional medicine, nutmeg has been used as a digestive aid. It may help alleviate indigestion and promote overall digestive health.
  2. Anti-inflammatory Properties: Nutmeg contains compounds with potential anti-inflammatory properties. However, more research is needed to fully understand its effects.
  3. Aromatherapy: The essential oil derived from nutmeg is used in aromatherapy for its calming and soothing effects. It is believed to help relieve stress and anxiety.
  4. Pain Relief: Nutmeg oil has been used topically for its potential analgesic properties. However, the oil should be used cautiously, as excessive amounts can be toxic.
  5. Sleep Aid: Some people use nutmeg for its purported sleep-inducing properties. It can be added to warm milk or herbal teas before bedtime.

Place of Origin

Indonesia - Trade

Botanical Name

Myristica fragrans




100% Nutmeg.
No preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavours.
Gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar.

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