Nutmeg, from Madagascar
Also Known as: Jaiphal, Jatisasyya
Contrary to its name and nutty flavor, nutmeg isn’t a tree nut, but rather a seed. It is the shelled, dried seed of the plant Myristica Fragrans. After the fruit splits open, the inner nutmeg seeds are sun-dried for six to eight weeks before being sold whole or ground into a fine powder.
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What Does It Taste Like?
Nutmeg is an intense spice with a strong and distinctive aroma. It has a warm, nutty flavor making it the perfect addition to comforting sweet and savoury dishes. When ground it induces a fresh, rich aroma and a woody bittersweet flavor with hints of clove.
How Is It Used?
Nutmeg can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. it is also used in a variety of beverages, such as eggnog, chai and mulled wine. When cooking with nutmeg, a little does a lot, so you don't need much, use a grater or a pepper mill to grate off just a small amount of the seed into your dish.
Nutmeg is the seed or ground spice of several species of the Myristica genus.
- Contains powerful antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory & antibacterial properties.
- Relieves pain and helps treat insomnia.
- Reduces heart disease risk factors.
- Treats bad breath.
- May help improve blood sugar levels.
Nutmeg goes great with root vegetables and it complements meat, it also pairs well with creamy sauces and cheesy dishes, such as béchamel and Alfredo sauce. In addition to that, it is a key ingredient in many desserts, including pumpkin pie and eggnog.
- Savory: Roast Pumpkin Soup, Roast Vegetable Lasagna, Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs With Carrots and Yukon Gold Potatoes.
- Sweets: Armenian Nutmeg Cake, Pull-Apart Bread with Pumpkin and Spinach, Apple Cake.
- Drinks: Nutmeg Hot Chocolate, Eggnog, The Painkiller Cocktail.
Cuisines: Turmeric is used in many Asian dishes, especially in South Asian & Middle Eastern cooking.
- Indian: Savory & sweet dishes.
- Indonesian: Soups & stir-fry dishes.
- Persian: Stews & used as a base in spice mixtures.
- Moroccan: Mainly used in tagines and rice dishes.
Store your nutmeg in an air-tight container away from heat, light, and moisture.