Just like mace, nutmeg is also popular as a unique flavouring ingredient in the world spice trade. After separating from the mace, nutmeg seeds are being dried on mats under the bright sunlight – ideally for a few weeks.
When prepared, nutmeg is available in the ground or whole. To use nutmeg in food, a grater is required to grate them. When they are added, the dish will possess a strong added taste with a bit of sweetness and a refreshing aroma.
In the west, nutmeg is normally added in desserts like pumpkin pies, cakes, and even in teas in the autumn. Also, people tend to use them in savoury dishes if nutmeg is the ideal option for the added taste and the aroma they fancy.
So, due to that demand in international markets, Sri Lanka has a special place as a prominent supplier of the finest quality nutmeg.
Ingredients and benefits of nutmeg
One gram of nutmeg contains 4.9g of carbohydrates, 2.1g of dietary fiber, 2.8g of sugar, 35mg of potassium, 1.6mg of sodium, vitamins B6 and C, with a handsome amount of fat.
So, nutmeg can bring health benefits as follows: