Nutmeg whole

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Nutmeg whole

Nutmeg is the seed of several species of the Myristica fragrans tree, popularly used as a spice in its grounded form or as an ingredient as whole. Nutmeg is a quintessential autumn spice with a nutty, slightly sweet flavour and a unique aroma. Mace is another spice made from the seed covering of nutmeg fruit. Mace is reddish in appearance while nutmeg has a lighter brownish tint. Nutmeg is favoured in culinary uses for a milder, sweeter taste, while mace has a spicier taste to it. Babas Natural Basket Nutmegs are finest quality seeds cultivated using organic farming techniques, from the moist, fertile plantations of the Western Ghats. The harvested seeds are first dried and then processed and packed using state of the art machines, to pack in all the natural nutrients and flavour of organic whole nutmeg. ,Nutmeg is called “Jaayaphal” in Hindi Nutmeg has a long culinary history and can be part of both sweet and savory dishes. It can be used whole and grated directly into a recipe. It is often used in deserts and curries. It is also used to make nutmeg butter. Nutmeg is also an ingredient in different spice blends, such as pumpkin pie spice, ras el hanout, and garam masala. It is also sprinkled over a variety of hot beverages like chai tea, mulled wine, cappuccino and eggnog for added flavor and garnish. Nutmeg is a versatile spice that can be paired with other common spices like cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Although commonly used as a flavouring agent, nutmeg has an impressive array of health and therapeutic uses associated with it. The portion of nutrients in nutmeg is considered as one of the highest portions among all types of nuts. It is especially rich in essential nutrients like manganese, magnesium, copper and range of vitamins such as B1 and B6. Anti-oxidant compounds, anti-inflammatory qualities, boosting libido, anti-bacterial properties are some of its health and therapeutic benefits. Clinical trials have verified some of the benefits when tested on rats like boosting libido. But nutmeg if consumed in huge quantities can have adverse side-effects like toxicity in pets, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and even agitation. Despite these, the overall benefits offered by this humble seed, that can be easily included into your daily diet, overshadows its demerits by quite a margin


  • Finest quality nutmeg, grown organically on the fertile plantations of Western Ghats and dried under direct sunlight ·
  • Organically processed using state of the art machines to retain maximum aroma and flavour of natural nutmeg ·
  • An excellent source of manganese, magnesium, iron, copper and necessary vitamins such as B1 and B6 ·
  • Contains an abundance of antioxidants, including plant pigments like cyanidins, essential oils, such as phenylpropanoids and terpenes, and phenolic compounds, including protocatechuic, ferulic, and caffeic acids. Anti-oxidants are essential in fighting free radicals in the body that can lead to cell damage and degenerative conditions, thereby boosting immunity ·
  • Regular consumption in correct doses is known to lower lipids and lipoproteins in the blood which are notorious in increasing blood cholesterol ·
  • Rich in anti-inflammatory compounds called monoterpenes, including sabinene, terpineol, and pinene. These may help reduce inflammation in your body and benefit those with inflammatory conditions ·
  • Various ancient medicinal practices credit it for its sleep inducing and destressing effects when taken in smaller doses ·
  • Rich source of myrislignan, which may help in relieving liver disorders like fibrosis and cirrhosis ·
  • Anti-bacterial potency of nutmeg makes it effective against potentially harmful strains of bacteria like Streptococcus mutans and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, which can lead to dental cavities and gum disease, in turn helps against bad breath ·
  • Other possible benefits of nutmeg includes improving brain health, boosting concentration, boosting libido, removing blackheads, decreasing stress and anxiety.
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