Organic Ground Nutmeg

Organic Ground Nutmeg

Myristica fragrans

SKU Unit Size
45071 15 g
36651 50 g
36652 100 g
36654 400 g
36655 2 kg
  • Description

    We are familiar with nutmeg as a ubiquitous spice in autumn desserts, often in combination with cinnamon, as well as the flavouring in eggnog. But this warm spice also has a long and interesting history— traveling from Indonesia to England—and because of its high value, wars were fought to control trade.

    Botanically known as Myristica fragrans, the nutmeg tree originates in Banda, the largest of the Molucca spice islands of Indonesia. The English word nutmeg comes from the Latin nux, meaning nut, and muscat, meaning musky.

    You may be wondering why a spice we use to sprinkle over a Christmastime beverage would cause so much blood and turmoil. Turns out nutmeg was fashionable among the wealthy as a hallucinogenic; the intoxicating spice could make you feel as if you were floating. It also was prized for its curative and culinary uses.

    The British East India Company brought the nutmeg tree to Penang, Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, the West Indies, and most notably Grenada, where it is the national symbol and proudly emblazoned on the country's red, yellow, and green flag.

    Aside from its many culinary uses, nutmeg contains powerful anti-inflammatory plant compounds that act as antioxidants. These may improve mood, blood sugar control, and heart health, though more research is needed on these effects in humans.

  • Directions

    Masala chai is a creamy, spiced tea that’s most popular in India but is increasingly enjoyed around the world. The primary difference between chai and masala chai is that masala chai includes spices, while chai is simply tea and milk.

    MIX
    · 4 Tbsp Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
    · 3 Tbsp Organic Ginger Powder
    · 4 1/2 tsp Organic Cardamon Powder
    · 1 Tbsp Organic Black Pepper Powder
    · 3/4 tsp Organic Nutmeg Powder
    · 3/4 tsp Clove Powder

    FOR SERVING optional
    · 1-1 1/2 tsp of Chai Mix
    · 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or other sweetener to taste)
    · 1 cup of blended Organic Coconut Milk

    Instructions

    1. To make the mix, add all spices to a small jar and shake or stir thoroughly to combine. Will keep at room temperature up to 3 months. Or you can store it in the refrigerator if you prefer. Double the recipe if you intend to use it daily (it goes fast!).

    2. To make a hot chai latte, add a suggested amount of Chai Mix, sweetener of choice, and 2 tsp water to a mug (or small blender). Use a spoon to mix spices into water (or skip this step if blending). Then add warmed dairy-free milk of choice to your mug (or blender) and stir (or blend) to combine.

  • Uses

    - Ground nutmeg is ready to use in food and is a delicious addition to squash, lentils, pork, baked goods, porridges, or warm beverages like ciders or lattes.
    - If you’re using whole nutmeg, grate it with a microplane or grater with smaller holes. Freshly grated nutmeg is delicious on fresh fruit, oatmeal, or yogurt.
    - You can use it alone or pair it with other spices, such as cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. It has a warm, sweet flavour, which is why it’s commonly added to desserts, including pies, cakes, cookies, breads, fruit salads, and custards.
    - Nutmeg can be sprinkled onto starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and pumpkin to create a deep, interesting flavour.
    - What’s more, you can add it to warm or cold beverages, including apple cider, hot chocolate, chai tea, turmeric lattes, and smoothies.

  • Storage

    Store ground nutmeg in an air-tight container away from heat, light, and moisture.

    Whole nutmeg will stay fresh indefinitely, but should always be stored away from heat and moisture. If you nutmeg only occasionally, buying whole nutmeg is the best option because each time it is grated it will provide fresh, fragrant, and flavourful spice.

  • Recipes & Posts

SKU Unit Size
45071 15 g
36651 50 g
36652 100 g
36654 400 g
36655 2 kg
  • Description

  • Directions

  • Uses

  • Storage

  • Recipes & Posts

  • We are familiar with nutmeg as a ubiquitous spice in autumn desserts, often in combination with cinnamon, as well as the flavouring in eggnog. But this warm spice also has a long and interesting history— traveling from Indonesia to England—and because of its high value, wars were fought to control trade.

    Botanically known as Myristica fragrans, the nutmeg tree originates in Banda, the largest of the Molucca spice islands of Indonesia. The English word nutmeg comes from the Latin nux, meaning nut, and muscat, meaning musky.

    You may be wondering why a spice we use to sprinkle over a Christmastime beverage would cause so much blood and turmoil. Turns out nutmeg was fashionable among the wealthy as a hallucinogenic; the intoxicating spice could make you feel as if you were floating. It also was prized for its curative and culinary uses.

    The British East India Company brought the nutmeg tree to Penang, Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, the West Indies, and most notably Grenada, where it is the national symbol and proudly emblazoned on the country's red, yellow, and green flag.

    Aside from its many culinary uses, nutmeg contains powerful anti-inflammatory plant compounds that act as antioxidants. These may improve mood, blood sugar control, and heart health, though more research is needed on these effects in humans.

  • Masala chai is a creamy, spiced tea that’s most popular in India but is increasingly enjoyed around the world. The primary difference between chai and masala chai is that masala chai includes spices, while chai is simply tea and milk.

    MIX
    · 4 Tbsp Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
    · 3 Tbsp Organic Ginger Powder
    · 4 1/2 tsp Organic Cardamon Powder
    · 1 Tbsp Organic Black Pepper Powder
    · 3/4 tsp Organic Nutmeg Powder
    · 3/4 tsp Clove Powder

    FOR SERVING optional
    · 1-1 1/2 tsp of Chai Mix
    · 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or other sweetener to taste)
    · 1 cup of blended Organic Coconut Milk

    Instructions

    1. To make the mix, add all spices to a small jar and shake or stir thoroughly to combine. Will keep at room temperature up to 3 months. Or you can store it in the refrigerator if you prefer. Double the recipe if you intend to use it daily (it goes fast!).

    2. To make a hot chai latte, add a suggested amount of Chai Mix, sweetener of choice, and 2 tsp water to a mug (or small blender). Use a spoon to mix spices into water (or skip this step if blending). Then add warmed dairy-free milk of choice to your mug (or blender) and stir (or blend) to combine.

  • - Ground nutmeg is ready to use in food and is a delicious addition to squash, lentils, pork, baked goods, porridges, or warm beverages like ciders or lattes.
    - If you’re using whole nutmeg, grate it with a microplane or grater with smaller holes. Freshly grated nutmeg is delicious on fresh fruit, oatmeal, or yogurt.
    - You can use it alone or pair it with other spices, such as cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. It has a warm, sweet flavour, which is why it’s commonly added to desserts, including pies, cakes, cookies, breads, fruit salads, and custards.
    - Nutmeg can be sprinkled onto starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and pumpkin to create a deep, interesting flavour.
    - What’s more, you can add it to warm or cold beverages, including apple cider, hot chocolate, chai tea, turmeric lattes, and smoothies.

  • Store ground nutmeg in an air-tight container away from heat, light, and moisture.

    Whole nutmeg will stay fresh indefinitely, but should always be stored away from heat and moisture. If you nutmeg only occasionally, buying whole nutmeg is the best option because each time it is grated it will provide fresh, fragrant, and flavourful spice.