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Nutmeg


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Description

Nutmeg is the seed of the Myristica Fragrans is a dark leaved, evergreen tree. This tree is mainly cultivated for two spices derived from its fruit. It is commonly grown in the Caribbean, other tropical areas of the world, and in Southern India. The Major producers of Long Pepper are Indonesia, Grenada, India, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, and Caribbean Islands.

Description:

Nutmeg is a spice made from the seed of the fragrant nutmeg tree. The spice has a distinctive pungent fragrance and a warm slight sweet taste. The Seed is dried over a period of several weeks. During this process, the nutmeg shrinks away from its hard seed coat until the kernels rattle in their shell when shaken. After that, the shell is then broken and nutmeg are picked out. Dried nutmegs are grayish brown ovals with furrowed surfaces. Nutmeg contains 7-14 percent essential oil, the principal components of which are Pinene, Camphene, and Dipentene.

Storage:

Nutmeg can be stored in an airtight container away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. They will remain fresh and vibrantly flavored for about one year.

Uses:

Nutmeg is a delicate, slightly sweet spice that is widely used in cuisine around the world, including both Asian and Western recipes. It is used to flavor many kinds of baked foods, confections, pudding, Potatoes, meats, sausage, sauces, vegetables, and beverages.

Health Benefits:

There are many Health’s Benefits mentioned below,

  • Relieve Pain
  • Improve Indigestion
  • Improve Cognitive function
  • Detoxify the Body
  • Boost Skin Health
  • Cure Oral Problems
  • Reduce Insomnia
  • Improve Immune system Function
  • Prevent Leukemia
  • Improve Blood Circulation

Nutritional Value of Nutmeg:

Nutritional Value of Nutmeg contains per 100gms is mentioned below:

Energy                                525 kcal

Carbohydrates                  49.3 g

Fiber         20.8 g

Fat                                       36.3 g

Protein                                5.8 g

Vitamins

Vitamin A                           102 IU

Vitamin C                           3 mg

Thiamin                              0.3 mg

Riboflavin                           0.1 mg

Niacin                                  1.3 mg

Vitamin B6                         0.2 mg

Folate                                  76 mcg

Choline                                8.8 mg

Minerals

Calcium                               184 mg

Iron                                      3.0 mg

Magnesium                         183 mg

Phosphorus                        213 mg

Potassium                           350 mg

Sodium                                16 mg

Zinc                                      2.1 mg

Copper                                 1.0 mg

Manganese                         2.9 mg

Selenium                            1.6 mcg

Properties:

Shape:  Round or Oval

Size:  2-3 cm

Color: Grayish Brown

Taste:  Sweet and pungent

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