ORGANIC NUTMEG, whole
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Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans
Origin: India / Sri Lanka
Production: Nutmeg isn't truly a nut, it is the pit of a fruit that is similar to an apricot. The tree can be harvested seven to nine years after it is planted, and it is in full production after 20 years. After harvesting, the seeds are dried over a period of six to eight weeks as the nutmeg itself shrinks away from the hard outer seed coat. The shell is then broken to remove the nutmeg kernel.
Qualities: Nutmeg has an aromatic, sweet, woody flavor, with hints of clove.
Common Use: The whole nutmeg has a fresher flavor and longer shelf life than ground nutmeg. It can be grated as needed for a wide variety of baking recipes. It also goes nicely with root vegetables and dark meats.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in a sealed container.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
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Grate your own nutmeg!
I buy whole nutmeg and grate it for use in baking and canning. It has a much different flavour than commercially grated nutmeg. Try it for yourself and see! It is so easy to grate it on a zested. Try it in the ricotta layer of your lasagna as well.