Nutmeg: It looks like a pebble but, by only smelling it, you’ll be transported to a magical place. As a child, it was perhaps only recognisable by its size, but it becomes indescribable once passed through a grater.
Originally from Indonesia, nutmeg is the fruit of a perennial plant that is today grown in many places, which is why it’s present so many different cuisines around the world.
Its effects involve flavouring your dishes so that, even from a distance, you’ll be captivated. It gives off a smooth, sweet taste, elegant but with a lot of personality. It’s perfect to include in many recipes but broths and stews, especially those with potatoes, will be unique if you scratch a little nutmeg onto them. Something that may surprise you is how nutmeg looks on desserts. You’ll be amazed at the potential it offers. Just like with turmeric, you have a lot to discover.
But, as with all of the natural condiments we give you, nutmeg, in addition to its rich flavour, is also healthy and offers unique benefits to your body.
– Helps improve heart diseases that affect the functionality of the heart.
– It is rich in monoterpenes, a substance with anticoagulant properties, which prevents the creation of thrombi.
– It is a great and powerful natural antibacterial, which helps us to avoid certain infections.
– Beneficial for Crohn’s disease (affecting the intestines).
– It helps to relieve gum pain during oral problems.
To maximise the performance and potential of nutmeg, the best and most appropriate method is to always grate it just before using it.