Nutmeg - Whole or Ground
The nutmeg tree is a native of the Banda Islands, a cluster of small volcanic islands historically known as the Spice Islands in Indonesia. Nutmeg isn’t really a nut, but the kernel of an apricot-like fruit. Mace is another spice found in the same plant surrounding the nutmeg.
This strong, warm, nutty and sweet spice is often paired with squash, spinach, and sweet potato pie, as well as in meatballs and sausages. French white sauces often call for a pinch of nutmeg. In addition to its uses in desserts, breads, and pound cake, nutmeg is often a good secret ingredient for stew, cream soup and preserves.
Nutmeg has a colourful and bloody history. European colonial powers fought bitterly over control of the spice islands, as nutmeg was highly valued for its flavor, preservative qualities, and alleged ability to cure plague. Warehouses of nutmeg were often burned to raise the price of the delicious spice on the market.
Try freshly grated nutmeg in our recipe for Sweet Potato Pound cake! Click here.
59 ml - sold in resealable, air tight, rice paper bags - approximately 6-9 nutmeg.
Organically sourced, fairly traded and hand harvested from India.