The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans), a native of the Molucca Islands, but cultivated elsewhere in the tropics.
A native of the Spice Islands, nutmeg is the hard, egg-shaped seed of the nutmeg tree. The flavor and smell of nutmeg is warm, spicy and sweet. It is used in baked goods, custards, white sauces, eggnog and on fruits and vegetables.
Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) This spice was first introduced into Jamaica in 1788 by a Dr. Marter who also introduced clove and black pepper. There are separate â€˜maleâ€(tm) and â€˜femaleâ€(tm) nutmeg trees and it is the female tree that bears the blossoms that will produce the fruit which is ovoid and creamy yellow. When ripe, the fruit splits, disclosing the nut that comes surrounded by a scarlet, lace-like covering called mace, which is easily removed. Mace is also commercially viable.
The seed of the nutmeg tree that is grated and used as a spice in sweet and savory dishes. Nutmeg is sold ground or whole. Grind whole fresh nutmeg with a nutmeg grinder or grater. Whole nutmegs are oval and look like a piece of wood. Their flavor is strong and sweet.
Available in whole seeds, but usually sold ground, nutmeg has a warm, sweet flavor. Add to beef soups and stews, yellow vegetables, breads, cakes and fruit desserts.
East Indian tree widely cultivated in the tropics for its aromatic seed; source of two spices: nutmeg and mace
hard aromatic seed of the nutmeg tree used as spice when grated or ground
A spice native to Indonesia which is mostly used in cooking. Nutmeg comes from the nut of the nutmeg apple which grows on an evergreen tree. It may also be used to treat diarrhea, insomnia, indigestion, and flatulence.
Is grown in Jamaica and Grenada and is a powerful sweetly aromatic spice.Use a small grater to obtain the spice from the nut.
An evergreen tree. Properties: Analgesic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, stimulant, tonic.
Myristica Fragrans. Used in perfumery, especially in combination with such other scents as sandalwood, lavender, patchouli, and vetiver, and in spicy aftershave lotions and other types of men's cosmetics. Used as a massage oil to stimulate circulation and to relieve rheumatic pains and achy joints. It is used externally as a gentle stimulant.
Jamaican cooks are insistent--when cooking their recipes, skip over the pre-ground nutmeg sold in supermarkets and buy the spice whole, grating it only as needed. Nutmeg, the inner kernel of the fruit is more flavorful when freshly grated. The spicy sweet flavor of this aromatic spice makes it an excellent addition to cakes, puddings and drinks.
The seed of a tree. It is grated and used as a spice or flavouring for various rich gravies, sweets, cakes, puddings, etc.
ground or whole fruit with a warm, sweet, spicy flavour.
Whole, ground Sweet, aromatic kernel of nutmeg fruit Soups, cream sauces, chicken, veal, many vegetables (spinach, mushrooms, squash, potatoes), desserts, custards, breads, pastries
Nutmeg is the inner brown seed of a tropical evergreen tree. It has a spicy-sweet flavor and aroma and is available whole or ground. Nutmeg is traditionally used in sweets but can also be found in many soups, sauces and potato and meat dishes.
Spicy oil derived from the seeds of the South Asian nutmeg tree.
A spicey and aromatic seed that when grated is used to flavor both desserts and savory dishes.
The spice of the nutmeg tree with a mild, sweet flavour.
The spice of the nutmeg tree. The lacy membrane around the seed, when dried and powdered, is the spice we call "mace." The mild, sweet flavor of nutmeg is used in cream dishes and fruit desserts. Also sprinkled on custards and eggnog.
A nutty spice used mostly in baking. Use sparingly.
Pleasant spice, akin to 'cloves,' typical of some reds, particularly those aged in oak.
a popular baking spice, is the hard pit of the fruit of the nutmeg tree. Freshly grated whole nutmeg is more flavorful than prepackaged ground nutmeg. To grate whole nutmeg: Use a special nutmeg grater, the best tool for grating whole nutmeg. Draw the nutmeg against the holes of the grater. The unused portion may be stored in the small compartment of the grater.For other spices, see allspice, aniseeds, caraway, cardamom, cayenne pepper, chili powder, Chinese five-spice powder, cinnamon, cloves, coriander seeds, cumin, curry powder, fennel seeds, garam masala, ginger, juniper berries, mace, paprika, pepper, peppercorns, saffron, Sichuan pepper, star anise, sumac, and turmeric.