Nutmeg Ground

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Nutmeg has a long history of use as a spice, with recorded evidence that the ancient Romans and Greeks enjoyed its warm, aromatic flavor and aroma.

Ground nutmeg stores well as long as it kept away from direct light and heat, and offers an easy way to dispense the spice into foods and beverages. In addition to being a popular spice in Middle Eastern cuisine, nutmeg pairs especially well with potato, spinach, pasta, cheese, sausage, ground beef, pumpkin and hot cereals.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound4.5
originsri lanka
active compoundsVolatile oil, Fixed oil, Myristicin, Butyrin.
plant part useddried seed kernel

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container away from heat, light and humidity.
appearance & aromaReddish-brown in color with a spicy-sweet fragrance.


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cosmeticUse in soaps, salves, lotions and hair products. The powder may be infused in hot water or oil.
culinaryAdd spice and sweetness to puddings, baked goods, hot beverages and roasted root vegetables.
aromaticTincture in alcohol or witch hazel for use in making perfumes and colognes. May also be used to scent and add texture to soap.

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flavor profile


Warm and pungent. Blends well with other aromatic spices and certain fruits, such as pear, apple and pumpkin.

formulas & recipes


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what else you should know


Nutmeg is the seed of Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree that naturally occurs in Indonesia. Although it takes several years to reach maturity and produce the highly aromatic seed, the wait yields two spices for the patience of one—the nutmeg ground into spice, and the outer leathery coating otherwise known as mace.

Ground nutmeg has a long history of use in Asia, but it was a rare commodity in Europe until the Portuguese discovered the Maluku Islands of Indonesia as a major source. Once introduced to England in the 16th century, nutmeg was widely used to flavor cordials, mutton stew, meat pies and puddings. Today, nutmeg is more commonly used to add warm spice to baked goods and hot breakfast cereals. Of course, it’s also a key ingredient in pumpkin pie spice and mulling spice blends.

Background: Nutmeg is a popular spice used in cooking and baking. For people living in India, nutmeg is often used as an aphrodisiac. Whether or not you feel more amorous after eating nutmeg, you'll want to check it out.

Description: Nutmeg comes from an evergreen tree that is native to Indonesia. The trees can be found in many parts of the world now. The fruit of the tree begins to grow after the tree reaches 8 years old. It is picked when ripe.

Safety: Essential oil should only be used internally under supervision of a professional health care provider. Do not use nutmeg if you are pregnant. Do not take more than 3 g of nutmeg per day as high doses may be toxic. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.