Nutmeg, Whole (1000g)
Product Code: GSI22B
Green Saffron ethically sourced direct from farm, highest grade Whole Nutmeg. New season, single source guaranteed. Our unique supply chain offers you full transparency and traceability, bringing you closer to the farmer with the fewest steps. See below for further details.
About the product
Nutmeg originated in the Moluccas, more specifically the Indonesian Banda Islands, where even the bases of the streetlights are shaped like the spice. Cultivated in South India from the late 1700’s, Malaysia, the Caribbean and in New Guinea. It is the seed of the fruit of the nutmeg tree, and is protected by a lacy covering, ‘mace’. In large quantities, nutmeg has hallucinogenic properties. Chiefly popular today in north India (especially in Garam Masala), the Caribbean, North Africa, and the Middle East. The Dutch are the biggest European consumers. Wide Grenadian cultivation of the spice led to popularity in the Caribbean, where you’ll find nutmeg in jerk marinades, ice cream, jellies and even drinks.
You can find our ground nutmeg here.
Kerala, South India
June to August
Flavour note (bass, mid, high)
HIGH. Pungent with a twisted almost ‘ancient’ fragrance, sweet, warm and vibrant.
Main flavour compounds
myristicin, pinene, limonene, safrol.
Airtight and out of the light. Ideally not above 14°C
6 months from date