Description: Nutmeg is the seed of the tree, roughly egg-shaped and about 20 to 30 mm (0.8 to 1.2 in) long and 15 to 18 mm (0.6 to 0.7 in) wide, and weighing between 5 and 10 g (0.2 and 0.4 oz) dried, while mace is the dried "lacy" reddish covering or aril of the seed. The first harvest of nutmeg trees takes place 7–9 years after planting, and the trees reach full production after twenty years. Nutmeg is usually used in powdered form. This is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two different spices, obtained from different parts of the plant. Several other commercial products are also produced from the trees, including essential oils, extracted oleoresins, and nutmeg butter.Nutmeg is used for flavouring many dishes, usually in ground or grated form, and is best grated fresh in a nutmeg grater. In Indian cuisine, nutmeg is used in many sweet, as well as savoury, dishes (predominantly in Mughlai cuisine). In Kerala Malabar region, it is considered medicinal and the flesh made into juice, pickles and chutney, while the grated nutmeg is used in meat preparations and also sparingly added to desserts for the flavour. It is also added in small quantities as a medicine for infants. It may also be used in small quantities in garam masala. Ground nutmeg is also smoked in India.The essential oil obtained by steam distillation of ground nutmeg is used widely in the perfumery and pharmaceutical industries.Grown primarily for their fruit, which is ground into powder and used as a spice, nutmeg trees (Myristica fragrans) also work well as an ornamental landscape tree. These evergreen trees sport dark-green, shiny, oblong leaves and generally grow 40 to 60 feet in height.
Care: They require partial shade during the first three to four years of growth, after which they need full sunlight.
- Product Code: PL-nutmeg
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- Ex Tax: 399₹