The earliest references to the nutmeg tree is in the Indonesian rainforest on Moluccas Island, known as Spice Islands.
Nutmeg, which we commonly use in sauces and soups has a warm, sweet aromatic flavor…perfect for the fall season. Nutmeg is actually the seed kernel of the nutmeg fruit, but we also use the crimson-red, thread like part called Mace as a colorant and flavoring in pie, cake and donuts.
Nutmeg and mace are both known for antioxidant and health promoting properties because they contain minerals including copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc and magnesium. They are also rich in many vital B-complex vitamins, including vitamin C, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin A.
Nutmeg is used for sweet dishes in India and savory ones in the Middle East as well as in many traditional forms of medicine.
Embrace the cooler months by serving some warm, aromatic dishes with nutmeg for your family. Try these nutmeg recipes including Nutmeg Log Cookies with Nutmeg in both the dough and the frosting.
This cider beetle makes a warm, soothing fall beverage (and a great gift!).
We love these Gingerbread Cat Cookies on a Stick.
What is your favorite recipe using Nutmeg?