Plant-Based Single Origin Spice
This tropical evergreen tree, native to the Banda Islands of Indonesia, often called the Spice Islands, produces fruit that yields two distinct spices, mace, and nutmeg.
Am always enchanted by the harvest of nutmeg, once the yellow fruit is cut open it reveals a shiny wet looking blood red mace that clings to the shell of the nutmeg. This beauty of red soon fades as oxidization takes place in the open air, and within a day of being placed in the sunshine, the mace has dried to a dull pink, orange appearance.
Although their aroma is warm and similar, nutmeg smells scent is sweet but more camphorous and pine-like than mace. The taste of both is warm and highly aromatic, but nutmeg has hints of clove and a deeper bittersweet woodsy flavor.
The tree is also highly valued because of the essential oil derived from the bark and leaves, and that includes potassium, calcium, iron, and manganese, and it also contains antioxidants, Vitamin C and some B vitamins. In China and parts of Southeast Asia, nutmeg and mace are used more for their medicinal properties than culinary.
Nutmeg is not considered a tree nut. If you’re allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, you’re not in danger if this is ingested. It should be harmless.
However, in high doses, nutmeg has hallucinogenic properties and can be quite toxic.
Comes in our signature airtight tin, which measures 2-1/2 inches in diameter and 1-3/4 inches in height.
Product weight: 2.5 oz
Ingredients: Whole Nutmeg
Product Care: Store in a cool, dry place.
Shelf life: 12 months
Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 tsp. (2g), Servings Per Container: 9, Amount per Serving: Calories 0, Fat Cal.0, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Sat. Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg(0%DV), Sodium 0mg, (1%DV, Total Carb.1g(0%DV) Fiber 0g(0%DV), Sugars 0G, Protein 0g, Vitamin A(0%DV), Vitamin C(2%DV), Calcium (4%DV), Iron (4%DV), Percent Daily Values DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
West Indies Nutmeg Nirmalas Kitchen
Nutmeg is a delicate, slightly sweet spice that compliments a diversity of foods from around the world, in both sweet and savory dishes.
Use in a variety of beverages, from eggnogs, shakes, pumpkin spice latte, chai and mulled wines.
Nutmeg is particularly well suited for creamy bechamel to create depth. Aside from baking all sorts of cakes and cookies, the spicy flavor of nutmeg provides a nice contrast to the creaminess of the cheese.
Nutmeg can also be used to flavor meats and is indispensable in many curry paste and masalas. It compliments steamed potatoes, carrots, and cream of spinach.
Mace on the other hand compliments, seafood, and sauces to accompany chicken and pork.
The tree is also highly valued because of the essential oil derived from the bark and leaves, and that includes potassium, calcium, iron, and manganese, and it also contains antioxidants, Vitamin C and some B vitamins.