The nutmeg nuts are processed under hygienic conditions for best taste, aroma and flavor. The nuts are free from adulteration and impurities and are used for various medicinal and culinary purposes. Nutmeg is the actual seed of the nutmeg tree.
This is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two different spices (nutmeg and mace). Nutmeg and mace have similar taste qualities, but mace has a stronger flavor. The nutmeg seed is encased in a mottled yellow, edible fruit, the approximate size and shape of a small peach. The fruit splits in half to reveal a net-like, bright red covering over the seed. This is the aril which is collected, dried and sold as mace.
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Nutmeg is sold whole or ground, and is labeled as ‘East Indian' or ‘West Indian' indicating its source. Nutmeg is not a nut and does not pose a risk to people with nut allergies. Allergy to nutmeg does occur, but seems to be rather rare. Its medicinal properties includes sedative, stimulant and relaxant.
Nutmegs Without Shell
Nutmegs With Shell
It is used to relieve bronchial disorders, rheumatism and flatulence as treatment for digestive, liver and skin complaints. It is also used in perfumery, soaps and shampoos.
Used in small dosages nutmeg can reduce flatulence, aid digestion, improve the appetite and treat diarrhea, vomiting and nausea.
Nutmeg’s flavor and fragrance come from oil of myristica, containing myristicin, a poisonous narcotic.
Myristicin can cause hallucinations, vomiting, epileptic symptoms and large dosages can cause death. These effects will not be induced, however, even with generous culinary usage.
Nutmeg Essential Oil :
The essential oil is obtained by the steam distillation of ground nutmeg and is used heavily in the perfumery and pharmaceutical industries.
The oil is colorless or light yellow and smells and tastes of nutmeg.
It contains numerous components of interest to the oleo chemical industry, and is used as a natural food flavoring in baked goods, syrups, beverages and sweets.
It replaces ground nutmeg as it leaves no particles in the food. The essential oil is also used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries for instance in tooth paste and as major ingredient in some cough syrups.
In traditional medicine nutmeg and nutmeg oil were used for illnesses related to the nervous and digestive systems.
Nutmeg Harvesting and Processing: Nutmegs Harvesting Steps:
Fruits are available throughout the year, but the peak period of harvest is from December to May.
When fruits are fully ripe, the nuts split open. These are either plucked from the tree or allowed to drop.
The two major products are nutmeg and mace. Dried nutmeg and mace are directly used as spice and also for the preparation of their derivatives.
Nutmeg Processing Steps :
After de-rinding the nutmeg fruit, red feathery aril (mace) is separated from pericarp. The mace is detached, flattened and dried in sun on mats for 3-5 days.
The nuts are dried in the sun for six to eight days till they rattle in their shell. They are stored in warm dry place prior to shelling.