About Nutmeg Kernels Organic
A spreading, evergreen tree, native to Indonesia produces fruit that yields two distinct spices; nutmeg and mace. To produce nutmeg kernels, the fruit of the tree is split open to reveal the hard-shelled seed. The lacy aril that clings to the shall is mace; the kernel with the shell is nutmeg. Contrary to its name and nutty flavor, nutmeg isn’t a tree nut, but rather a seed. Therefore, this spice is safe to consume by people with tree nut or peanut allergies.
In the Middle Ages, nutmeg was worn as an amulet to fend off injury, disease, and evil forces. Meanwhile in East India and China, nutmeg was considered a powerful aphrodisiac. Although the days of touting nutmeg’s mystical powers have passed, this aromatic spice can still bring some magic to modern-day kitchens with its rich, warm flavors.
One extremely important fact to note is that nutmeg is toxic for dogs. They are attracted to the scent but if ingested, nutmeg can kill them.
Storage and shelf life
Store nutmeg kernels in a cool, dry, airtight container, away from the sunlight and heat.
Nutmeg kernels, when stored properly, will retain flavor and potency almost indefinitely.
Shipping and delivery
The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.
The product is delivered in recycled paper bags.
Ingredients: Dried seeds of nutmeg tree
Allergens: No known allergens.
How to use
Nutmeg is known for its warm, nutty flavor, making it the perfect addition to comforting sweet and savory dishes. Once ground, nutmeg spice takes on a warm and aromatic flavor with notes of clove. Nutmeg is at its most flavorful and fragrant when freshly ground from the whole seed. Nutmeg also pairs well with creamy sauces and cheesy dishes, such as bechamel, alfredo sauce, and soufflés, which benefit from the spice’s subtle heat. It goes well in stews, fruit puddings, vegetable dishes and pasta sauces.
Cheese and cheese dishes, egg dishes, cabbage, carrots, onion, potato, pumpkin pie, spinach, sweet potato, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, rose, geranium, ginger, mace, pepper, rosebuds, cream, milk, chicken, veal, lamb.