amchur anardana asafoetida blackcardamon
Greencardamon cardamon cassia Cassinamon
cinnamon Cloves diedlime galangal
ginger horseradish juniper kokum
kokum mace Mastic nutmeg
saffron staranise sumac tamarind
turmeric vanillamedium vanillalarge
mexican vanilla
vanillatahitian wasabi wattleseed  

 

try all these ingredients in tsp-sized packs!

 

Nutmegnutmeg

origin: Grenada

The whole kernel of a fruit very much like an apricot, nutmegs are sweet scented and pungent.

uses: Grate nutmeg over steamed green vegetables, particularly spinach. Delicious in cheese sauces or mashed potato.

For more information on nutmeg, scroll further down...

recipe kits: grenadian oil down, zanzibari curry, bobotie

 


 

Spice Notes

origin: indonesia

Nutmeg fruits hanging from the tree

A nutmeg fruit cut open to reveal the red mace covering the nutmeg inside

The whole kernel of a fruit very much like an apricot. Native to the 'spice islands' or Banda islands of Indonesia, the cultivation of nutmeg was fought over by the Portuguese, Dutch, British and French among others, and has played an important role in the development of world trade.
Nutmeg finds its way into both delicate and pungent blends from India to the Caribbean via the Middle East and North Africa and is traditionally used in Europe to flavour anything from bechamel sauce to green vegetables and sweet biscuits.
The flavour is best if freshly grated over your food at the table and a nutmeg grater was an essential travel accessory for any European gentleman during the 17th century.

uses: Grate nutmeg over steamed green vegetables, particularly spinach. Delicious in cheese sauces or mashed potato.
Grated into milk and honey as a night time drink.
Italian spinach and cheese dishes
White sauce
Custard


MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Hallucinogenic in very large quantities, However ½ to a whole nut would needed to be taken to have any effect.
Historically nutmeg possesses like the other spices, aromatic, stimulant, and calmative properties
Detoxifying, aids digestion,