Nutmeg is the ground spice of a dark-leaved evergreen tree known as Myristica fragrans. This brown-coloured spice originates from Indonesia and is said to enhance a variety of foods with its distinctive rich flavour.
It is said to have a warming, rich and woody aroma with hints of clove. It is bittersweet and complements both sweet and savoury recipes.
It is a key ingredient in many baked goods and seasonal beverages, such as muffins, gingerbread, fruit cake, eggnog, and mulled cider & wine.
History tells us that nutmeg has been used in northern Arabia since the seventh century. And in Ancient Greek & Roman times, nutmeg was used as a brain stimulant. Today, nutmeg is still used in both Chinese and Western herbal medicine, where it is believed to improve blood circulation, reduce Insomnia and alleviate certain oral conditions