Our Organic Whole Nutmeg consists of the seeds of an evergreen-like tree, native to the spice islands of Indonesia, that have been specially harvested and dried to preserve their unique flavors and aromas. The spice itself, commonly seen in the pre-ground form, which allows for easier application-- but can reduce the potency of the natural flavor profile. This whole form of the spice, allows you to easily grind your own prior to usage, ensuring that the spicy-sweetness is fully boasted in your final dish. To ensure maximum quality and freshness, this gluten-free nutmeg (along with all of our spices) are direct sourced and processed without the use of any harsh chemicals.
Nutmeg‰۪s usage first became prominent in historical text during the medieval era where it was commonly used to boost the flavor of bland dishes. The centuries that followed this era, the spice gained increased popularity with Dutch and English traders engaging in a bloody competition over control of this beloved spice. Since then the spice has spread in popularity to cuisines all over the world, with global production estimated between 10,000 and12,000 tons annually.
This spice has long been praised for its medicinal properties, and has been used to relieve a large variety of ailments in ancient times. Today, many of these claims have failed to stand up to clinical studies, but several benefits are still believed to be associated with its consumption ranging from helping blood circulation, to aiding digestion. The spice is also a source of thiamin, magnesium, and vitamin B6.
Using at Home
Whole nutmeg gives you the ability to perfectly preserve the potency of the spice's unique flavors and fragrances until you really need it. Just prior to using, grind the seeds, using a spice grinder or similar instrument, and use the powder as you would regular nutmeg. The intense spicy-sweetness can be used traditionally, paired with cloves, cinnamon, and allspice, to add the famously irresistible flavor to your favorite holiday baked goods--or you can get creative and use it in all sorts of other drinks and savory dishes! Try adding a pinch to your next pot of coffee or tea blend, or rub some on your meat-of-choice before tossing it on the grill!
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All of our methods, are completely compatible with the full USDA Organic standard, while managing to meet - or surpass - strict FDA regulated safety standards. Our key technologies include: Steam Treated Spice, Steam Treated Spices.