Nutmeg emerges from the inner seed of an Indonesian evergreen tree and is a must-have for those who love to cook. When dried, it looks like a brown oval nut, in the section of which you can see a pattern of chaotic stripes of dark and light shades. it has long been known that nutmeg soothes the nervous system, increases appetite, treats insomnia, gastrointestinal diseases and sexual disorders. After all, it is a source of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and essential oils, which makes the dish not only tasty, but also healthy.
It is rich in antioxidants and possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Nutmeg has a very bright and strong aroma, interrupting weaker odors, however in large quantities it could be harmful for health, therefore the recommended dose of using the spice per serving is no more than 0.1g.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Indonesia
INGREDIENTS: Nutmeg 100%
ALLERGENS: No known allergens.
Packed on premises that handles nuts (including peanuts), sesame, products containing dairy, soya and products containing gluten.
STORAGE: Cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
HOW TO ENJOY
Add nutmeg to the dish at the end of cooking, otherwise it becomes bitter. If it is used for baking, it is recommended to add it to the dough during the kneading process. Grated fresh nutmeg is used immediately, as it very quickly loses its unique flavor.
Most often, nutmeg is used in the preparation of sweet dishes - desserts, baked goods, cocktails and alcoholic drinks. This fragrant seasoning is indispensable for flavoring curds, puddings, cakes, cookies, pastries, muffins, pretzels, rolls and sweets. Homemade preserves, jams, marmalades and compotes with the addition of nutmeg are very tasty, which gives the classic homemade sweets an original taste and delicate aroma. There are meat, fish, mushroom and vegetable recipes for dishes with nutmeg, and in oriental cuisine this spice is often added to soups, salads, rice and sauces. Nutmeg is also used in the food industry for the preparation of sausages, smoked or pickled fish, tomato paste, ketchup, cheese, mustard, for flavoring cocoa and chocolate.
Nutmeg is amazingly combined with pumpkin, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, leeks and spinach, with baked fruits and berry puree, it is often used for canning mushrooms and vegetables. In Italian cuisine, pasta with bologna sauce or bechamel sauce, which include nutmeg, is very popular, and in Central Asia, nutmeg mixed with sugar is sprinkled with slices of chopped fruit. This spice is also added to mulled wine, coffee, milk, whipped cream, chocolate drinks and ice cream.