Nutmeg and mace are used for diarrhea, nausea, stomach spasms, and pain, and intestinal gas, No preservatives, collected fresh organic spices directly from the farmers in and around the Western Ghat region. So they are fresh, clean, and Organic.
Nutmeg is used in sweet and savory dishes. It is also used to augment the flavor of potatoes and vegetables like broccoli and Brussel sprouts. It gives creamy bechamel sauce that extra oomph and adds depth to fall classics like butternut squash bisque and cauliflower gratin. Both nutmeg and mace are used as condiment particularly in sweet foods. The spice in the ground form is mainly used in the food processing industry especially as a standard seasoning in many Dutch dishes. Nutmeg oleoresin is used in the preparation of meat products, soups, sauces, baked foods, confectionaries, puddings, seasoning of meat and vegetable, etc.
Health Benefits of Nutmeg
- Nutmeg can kill harmful bacteria: Nutmeg has compounds with antibacterial activity against a broad range of pathogenic bacteria. This likely explains the spice's use in meat preparations, which were prone to food spoilage in the olden days.
- Nutmeg has anti-cancer activity: Nutmeg's compounds inhibit aspects of a cancer cell's metabolism thereby killing malignant cells while sparing normal, healthy cells.
- Nutmeg fights inflammation: Active compounds found in nutmeg inhibit inflammation by blocking molecular processes such as nitric oxide synthesis. Unwanted chronic inflammation is at the root of several modern diseases, making anti-inflammatory foods an area of high interest.
- Nutmeg is an anti-oxidant: In the course of normal metabolism, our cells produce free radicals, which can cause DNA damage, mutations, and diseases like cancer. Nutmeg has several active compounds that mop up these free radicals i.e. act as anti-oxidants to relieve cellular stress.
- Nutmeg alleviates pain: Nutmeg oil can alleviate symptoms of inflammation and pain in animal models by blocking the production of inflammatory proteins like COX-2, also the target of the all too familiar drug ibuprofen. A small human trial did not reproduce this effect.
- Nutmeg is used for treating cancer, kidney disease, and trouble sleeping (insomnia); increasing menstrual flow; causing a miscarriage; as a hallucinogen; and as a general tonic.
- Nutmeg mace might also kill bacteria and fungi.
- Nutmeg and mace are applied to the skin to kill pain, especially pain caused by achy joints (rheumatism), mouth sores, and toothache.
Culinary uses of Nutmeg
Both nutmeg, as well as "mace", is used in cooking recipes. Mace has a delicate flavor and gives saffron- like color to the food items. The whole kernel generally preferred over its powder since it possesses higher essential oils, which thus, give rich flavor and freshness to recipes. In general, completely dried kernels are either grated or milled just before being added at the last minutes of cooking. Nutmeg and mace are being employed in sauces, soups, and in confectionery. Aromatic mace spice is especially used as a colorant and flavoring agent in sweets, pie, cakes, donuts, etc.
The mesmerizing flavor and aroma of this ancient spice is a regular spice in kitchens. Order yours today.