Nutmeg is a universally used spice as it is used throughout several cuisines around the world. Nutmeg and mace come from the same fruit. Mace is the dried reticulated “aril” of the fruit and nutmeg is the dried seed kernel of the fruit. The fruit is allowed to mature as it bursts open along the groove exposing the shiny black shell of the seed known as the spice nutmeg. Nutmeg has a warm and fragrant aroma while comprising of a sweet and piney flavor. Nutmeg is available in the grounded and whole form. Nutmeg is used as a key ingredient in sweet and savory dishes to lend its trademark flavor to the cook. It is added onto baked goods such as pie, spice cakes, puddings, and cookies while also adding flavor to items such as stews, sausages, and salads. It is also added onto several beverages such as coffee, hot chocolate, and rum to give a slight kick to the taste buds. Although interestingly too much of nutmeg consumption is not advised as it has hallucinogenic properties. It is rich in several nutrients such as potassium, iron, magnesium, and copper thus making it an excellent source in fighting diseases. Buy Jaiphal from Thottam Farm Fresh to taste the difference!
The tree from which Nutmeg is harvested has the scientific classification “Myristica fragrans” and is indigenous to the Molucca Islands in Indonesia. Nutmeg is an evergreen plant which thrives in warm humid climates with plenty of well-distributed rainfall.
It is famously known as “Jathikka” in Malayalam, “Jaiphal” in Hindi, “and “Muscade” in French.
Nutmegs aids in the treatment of indigestion as it contains dietary fibers that combat nausea and irregular bowel movements. Nutmeg is also filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that relieve headaches and pains related to wounds and injuries. Potassium found in nutmeg will help relax your blood vessels and improve blood circulation. Buy high quality nutmeg online from Thottam Farm Fresh today!
Keep in a cool dry place, once opened, store in an airtight container for sustained use. Nutmeg lasts for a maximum of 3-4 years so use accordingly.
Scientific studies have identified several health benefits of Whole Nutmeg, they include,
a) Improves digestion
b) Aids in pain relief
c) Maintaining bone health
d) Eliminates harmful toxins
e) Lower blood pressure
Names in various languages:
Nutmeg is known as Jathikka in Malayalam, Jaiphal in Hindi, Muskatnub in German, Sadikka in Sinhala, Muscade in French and Jouza at-Teeb in Arabic.