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Whole Nutmeg

Nutmeg was once so rare and valuable the Dutch traded Manhattan to the British for the sole island on which it grew. It has a fragrant and intense flavor when freshly ground. Today, Nutmeg is used in baked goods and custards, and grated for mashed potatoes, ravioli fillings, and egg nog. Also available in Ground Nutmeg.
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Until just a few centuries ago, all the world’s nutmeg grew on just a few tiny islands in Indonesia. European colonial powers fought bitterly over control of these islands, as nutmeg was highly valued for its flavor, preservative qualities, and alleged ability to cure plague. The Dutch held a monopoly on nutmeg production for many years, but when it was broken nutmeg trees spread to the West Indies and beyond. These large whole nutmegs are grown in the Caribbean island of Grenada, which is famous for especially high-quality nutmegs. Their dense, oily pits will keep for years in your cupboard, releasing an amazingly complex aroma and flavor every time you grate them. Nutmeg is used in sweet baking, especially pumpkin pie and spice cakes, as well as being a common ingredient in Northern European sausage and stew recipes. In the South, a pinch of nutmeg is crucial to macaroni and cheese and stewed greens.

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Only thing I should caution is you won't ever want to buy pre-ground nutmeg again! Also, remember to use less when fresh grinding. Great value!

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Whole Nutmeg

The arrival of Fall signals the use of whole nutmeg. Ground fresh into pumpkin pie spice, grated over eggnog, hot chocolate or coffee with whipped cream and grated nutmeg. Sweet aromatic spice hits your nostrils...Fall has arrived. I always use fresh grated on a metal hand grater never pre-ground. One of my favorite uses is in creamed spinach, grated over top just before serving or in a mushroom cream sauce for ravioli. One of life's beautiful pleasures.

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