Organic Ground Nutmeg
Organic Ground Nutmeg has a warm, spicy flavor that is perfect for adding depth to spicy, savory dishes or rounding out other sweet flavors. Its presence is most notably associated with winter baking and spiced beverages.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in cool, dry place.
With a warm, sweet flavor, Organic Ground Nutmeg is the milled seeds of any of several species of trees in the genus Myristica, the most important of which is Myristica fragrans, indigenous to Indonesia and Malaysia. Nutmeg grows wrapped in a bright red, web-like casing with a similar warm, sweet flavor. This coating is ground into the spice known as mace.
The nutmeg seed itself is ground or grated and used to add depth to savory dishes or to round out other sweet flavors. It is most notably associated with winter baking and spiced beverages.
This highly treasured, costly spice boomed in popularity during the Middle Ages, when it was used as a flavoring, a preservative, and a medicinal agent. Its rumored ability to ward off the plague contributed to its skyrocketing price, which led to a bloody war between the Dutch and the English over who would control production.
Today, Indonesia and Grenada lead worldwide production and export of nutmeg. It also produced in India, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, and the Caribbean islands. The principal import markets are Europe, the United States, Japan, and India.
Béchamel is a classic sauce used in French and Italian cuisine. Ground White Peppercorns have long been used in French cuisine for the purpose of adding flavor while remaining invisible. Béchamel sauce is a classic example and one of the 5 French mother sauces.