Nutmeg
Nutmeg with Shell
Can be stored for extended periodsl
  • 5 Oz. Tin
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Nutmeg is the inner most seed of the much sought after evergreen nutmeg tree and has been added to gourmet food and beverage the world over due to its sweet, aromatic and nutty flavour. It has many attributed medical properties and uses such as 100% natural flatulence reduction as well as nausea relief.

We offer our Nutmeg with the shell, as it can be kept fresh for longer periods.Dru Era takes pride in supplying the rest of the world with the finest of the finer Spices, and all delivered to your door-step within days of harvest.

History and Origin
In the late fifteenth century, the Portuguese started trading Nutmeg with the Spanish and the Ternatian Sultans. The trade of nutmeg was usurped by the Dutch and The British were continually striving to gain control over the valuable trade, which they eventually did

Uses
Nutmeg is used in Penang, Indian, Middle Eastern, Greek, Japanese and European food and drink for centuries thanks to its sweet nutty flavour and aroma. It is added to eggnog and cheese sauces as well. It is still used as a natural digestive treatment for

  • Flatulence,
  • Vomiting,
  • And nausea relief

Nutmeg has also been prescribed in ayurvedic remedies since ancient times for everything ranging from naturally induced sleep aides to food absorption

Storage
Store whole nutmeg away from direct sunlight in a cool area in an airtight container to retain aroma.

Constituents
Nutmeg contains about 10% essential oil, which is mostly composed of terpene hydrocarbons (sabinene and pinenes; furthermore camphene, p-cymene, phellandrene, terpinene, limonene, myrcene, together 60 to 80%), terpene derivatives (linalool, geraniol, terpineol, together 5 to 15%) and phenylpropanoids (myristicin, elemicin, safrol, eugenol and eugenol derivatives.