Herbs

Nutmeg Whole

COMMON NAME

 

Standardized: nutmeg

 

BOTANICAL NAME

 

Myristica fragrans Houtt.
Plant Family: Myristicaceae

 

SYNONYMS

 

Myristica moschata, Myristica officinalis

 

OVERVIEW

 

The nutmeg tree is a native of the Banda Islands, a cluster of small volcanic islands historically known as the Spice Islands and now part of the province of Molucca in Indonesia. Nutmeg isn't really a nut, but the kernel of an apricot-like fruit. The closely related is an arillus, a thin leathery tissue between the stone and the pulp.

PARTS USED

Whole kernel or "nut".

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS

Whole nutmeg can be freshly grated into baking recipes, herbal teas, or culinary dishes for its warming flavor.

 

PRECAUTIONS

 

No known precautions.
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