Nutmeg is the seed from the Myristica Fragrans tree that is sometimes called “True Nutmeg”. This tree, which grows natively in Indonesia, is responsible for producing two spices. The outside coating of the seed is used for the spice known as ‘Mace’, and the inner seed is the actual nutmeg. Nutmeg is a fragrant spice with a unique, sweet, earthy flavour and aroma. This versatile seasoning can be used in spice mixes, sweet or savoury recipes, and beverages.
How to Use:
Whole nutmeg can be ground in a grinder or with a fine grater – the small, Japanese ceramic versions are perfect! Ground nutmeg is wonderful in porridge, smoothies, compote, or with yoghurt and fresh fruit. It is found in many Indian dishes and spice mixes, including garam masala. A pinch of nutmeg will add a new dimension to dahl. Or use with mashed or roasted vegetables, hearty soups and hotpots. Nutmeg is delicious in baked treats including fruit cake, steamed puddings, gingerbread, spiced buns, muffins and pancakes. Or add a dash to a mug of hot chocolate, coffee or chai.
Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
Up to 24 months when stored as above. See Best Before date.
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