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Nutmeg – With Shell

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Zafran Naturals whole nutmeg comes with an outer hard shell and has to be grated to use it. Nutmeg is the seed or ground spice of various species of the genus Myristica. Myristica fragrans (fragrant nutmeg or true nutmeg) is a dark-leaved evergreen tree cultivated for two spices obtained from its fruit: nutmeg, from its seed, and mace, from the seed covering. It is also a commercial source of nutmeg butter and essential oil. In traditional European cuisine, nutmeg is used especially in potato dishes and in processed meat products.

Zafran Naturals nutmeg is a spice known for its warm, nutty flavor, making it the perfect addition to comforting savory and sweet dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size 100g
Energy 525 Kcal
Protein 5.84 g
Fat 36.3 g
Carbohydrate 49.3 g
Fiber 20.8 g
Sugars 2.99 g
Calcium 184 mg
Iron 3.04 mg
Phosphorus 213 mg
Magnesium 183 mg
Potassium 350 mg
Sodium 16 mg

Health Benefits:

  • Nutmeg contains an abundance of antioxidants, including plant pigments such as cyanidins, essential oils, like terpenes and phenylpropanoids, and phenolic compounds, including ferulic, protocatechuic, and caffeic acids.
  • Nutmeg is rich in anti-inflammatory compounds called monoterpenes, including terpineol, sabinene, and pinene.
  • These may help decrease inflammation in the body and benefit those with inflammatory conditions.
  • Once ground, nutmeg spice takes on a warm and aromatic flavor with notes of clove.
  • Nutmeg is rich in fiber and hence it has tremendous properties of curing digestion-related problems including diarrhea, nausea, abdominal cramps, and flatulence.
  • Helps in boosting appetite.


Nutmeg is also used in sauces, soups, and baked goods. It is also commonly used in rice pudding. In Dutch cuisine, nutmeg is added to vegetables such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and string beans. Nutmeg is a traditional ingredient in mulled wine, mulled cider, and eggnog. In Scotland, nutmeg is used in haggis. Nutmeg is a common spice for pumpkin pie and in recipes for other winter squashes, such as baked acorn squash.

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