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Nutmeg and mace

From Sri Lanka, the fruit of the nutmeg tree. The nut is in its outer covering mace. Grate the nut, or chop the mace into your mashes, vegetables or port ! 


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Terre Exotique offers quality spices for sale, such as nutmeg and its mace. This popular spice has been used for centuries for its unique flavor and health benefits.

What is Nutmeg (Whole or Powder)?

Nutmeg is the seed of the nutmeg tree, which grows in tropical regions around the world. It is the albumen of the seed of the muscadier's ovoid fruit. The nutmeg itself is small, round, and hard, with a reddish-brown color and a slightly rough texture. Nutmeg is covered with a fine skin called mace. Nutmeg is often freshly grated with a nutmeg grater for optimal flavor, but it can also be purchased in powder form for convenience.

How to Use Nutmeg?

Nutmeg is a versatile spice that can be used in a variety of dishes. It is often associated with savory dishes such as soups, stews, mashed potatoes, vegetables, meats, and sauces. It also adds wonderful flavor to a béchamel sauce.

It can also be used in desserts such as cakes, pies, or cookies. To grate nutmeg, simply rub it on a fine grater or nutmeg grater.

Nutmeg can also be used in powder form, which can be sprinkled on food to add flavor. Crushed in a mortar, it will bring a touch of originality to a dessert cream, fruit compote, baked zander, or grilled ginger chicken. Other berries and peppers have nutmeg-like spicy flavors, such as Jamaican pepper.

Common Questions About Nutmeg

• How much nutmeg should be used in recipes? It is recommended to use a small amount of nutmeg, as it can quickly become overpowering. Half a teaspoon of grated or powdered nutmeg is usually sufficient for a recipe serving four people.

• How long can nutmeg be stored? Whole nutmeg can be stored for several years if kept in a cool, dry place. Powdered nutmeg has a shorter shelf life, typically about six months to a year.

• Is nutmeg safe to consume in large quantities? Nutmeg contains a substance called myristicin, which can be toxic in large amounts. It is recommended to use it in moderation.

• Is nutmeg safe during pregnancy? Generally, nutmeg is considered safe during pregnancy, but it is recommended to consult a healthcare professional before using it in large quantities.

The History and Origin of Nutmeg

Nutmeg has a long history dating back to antiquity. It was considered a luxury spice and was used for medicinal purposes in Greek and Roman civilizations. Nutmeg was introduced to Europe in the Middle Ages and was highly prized for its aphrodisiac properties. Today, nutmeg is cultivated in several countries, including Indonesia, India, Malaysia, and Grenada.

Recipe with Nutmeg

"Joy Biscuits" Recipe by the 12th-century Papesse Hildegarde de Bingen

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Price/kg 162,5
Allergen Absence
Native country Muscade: non UE, macis:Sri Lanka
Genus and botanical species Myristica fragrans
Ingredients nutmeg and mace
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