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Nutmeg, Whole
Nutmeg, Whole
Nutmeg, Whole
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Whole Nutmeg

Global Flavor
Pantry Staple
Fall Flavor

Step into a realm of rich aromas and timeless traditions with Whole Nutmeg. Whole Nutmeg, encased in its hard shell, offers not just culinary delight but also a sensory journey—one where each grate or grind reveals a burst of warmth, sweetness, and intricate spice. It's not merely a spice; it's a testament to nature's ability to surprise us with simple gifts.

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. Visit our blog to learn nutmeg's history and browse new recipes. Please note, nutmeg can vary quite a lot in size so selling by weight ensures our customers receive the quantity that they paid for.

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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. 

The allure of Whole Nutmeg lies in its pristine form. When freshly grated, it releases a spectrum of flavors that pre-ground nutmeg simply can't match. This is the secret behind the most tantalizing desserts, savory dishes, and even beverages. Whether it's the key note in a classic bechamel sauce, the heartwarming touch in a pumpkin pie, or the aromatic hint in a festive eggnog, Whole Nutmeg stands as a beacon of authenticity and depth of flavor. Its natural oils are preserved within its shell, ensuring that every grate introduces a potent and fresh essence to the dish.

Our commitment to you is one of quality. Our Whole Nutmeg is sourced from the most renowned spice regions, where the seeds are nurtured to perfection before being harvested. We ensure the nutmeg's integrity is maintained from the farm to your kitchen.

Whole Nutmeg Key Features:

  • Unadulterated Freshness: Encased in its shell, preserving the rich oils and flavors until the moment of use.
  • Gourmet Experience: Our Whole Nutmeg Offers a deeper, fresher flavor compared to pre-ground nutmeg, enhancing dishes manifold.
  • Culinary Versatility: An essential spice for both savory dishes and sweet treats, enhancing flavor profiles with its warm notes.

Whole Nutmeg is a journey of flavor—one that has been celebrated for generations. As you hold this aromatic jewel in your hand, you're not just holding a spice, but stories, traditions, and the promise of meals that resonate with warmth and love.

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. Ingredients: Nutmeg.

Spice Highlights

Taste Notes
warm, sweet, rich
Perfect For
bechamel sauce, pumpkin pie

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Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Gail K.
Heaven Scent

I love the aroma of freshly grated nutmeg in my baked goods and especially in a batch of instant oatmeal. Rather than buying little packets, I put all the ingredients in an airtight container with lots of nutmeg, my daughter scoops a half cup adds water and breakfast is ready in two minutes.


I love it


High quality

Dan H.
Fresh Nutmeg way to go

Had never tried fresh nutmeg, big improvement. Very good nutmetg.

Theresa H.
Fresh ,big difference in flavor

I love using whole nutmeg. Grating it fresh is such a better flavor. It's such a underused spice in my opinion. I use it often .

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