Nutmeg

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ORIGIN

Nutmeg, scientific name Myristica Fragrans, belongs to the Myristicaceae family. Originally, this spice was found only in the Banda islands, in the Maluku archipelago in India, and was therefore very rare.

The Europeans started getting nutmeg directly from the producer islands and selling it in Europe in the 16th century. Thanks to their presence in India, where they had a base, the Portuguese, quickly overtaken by the Dutch, became the main sellers of nutmeg in Europe and helped make this spice more widely available on the continent. In the following years, nutmeg was exported and grown in many countries all over the world.

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CULTIVATION METHOD

The nutmeg tree, measuring 10-20m and characterised by its dense leaves, grows in humid, porous, nutrient-rich soils and thrives in areas where the temperature exceeds 22°C.

Trees can produce nutmeg up to the age of 100 and can produce up to 20 kilos of fruit per year.

Nutmeg is the almond of the ripe, dried fruit world. Nutmeg can be grated, crushed, ground or kept whole.

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HOW TO USE IT WHEN COOKING

Nutmeg has a cinnamon and peppery scent. It goes very well with anise, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, coriander and mace.

Ground nutmeg is widely used in Indian cuisine, in particular as one of the ingredients of curry mix.

Ground or grated nutmeg is often used in French cuisine in quiches, sauces and gratins. Nutmeg goes very well in cocktails, red meat, with some vegetables and in soup.

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Products

Find our ranges of products under different packaging, as well as our points of sale. Whole or ground, you will find the right product for your use.

Ground nutmeg



Flavours stuffing, quiches, soufflés, spinach, purées, potato gratin and béchamel sauce.

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Ground nutmeg



Our packets are convenient. They are resealable, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

Flavours stuffing, quiches, soufflés, spinach, purées, potato gratin and béchamel sauce.

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Nutmeg (medium)



Grated nutmeg flavours stuffing, quiches, soufflés, spinach, purées, potato gratin and béchamel sauce.

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Ground nutmeg



Our product is ground and used mainly for dishes with a short cooking and infusion time. The product is packaged in a pot with a double flap lid for ease of use.

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Nutmeg (large)



Our product is ground and used mainly for dishes with a short cooking and infusion time. It is sold in a packet, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

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Nutmeg (medium)



Our product is ground and used mainly for dishes with a short cooking and infusion time. It is sold in a packet, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

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Ground nutmeg



Our product is ground and used mainly for dishes with a short cooking and infusion time. It is sold in a packet, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

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