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Nutmegs are the seeds of the Myristica tree and are widely used in cooking as a spice. The nutmeg seed is encased in a yellow fruit, similar in size to a peach, and within the fruit there is a red coloured casing surrounding the nutmeg which is called mace.

Nutmeg can be bought either whole or ground and will be named either West Indian or East Indian depending on its source. The advantage of whole nuts is that they retain their flavor, whilst ground nutmeg often loses its flavor very quickly. You can buy a nutmeg grinder specifically for grinding the whole nuts.

Nutmeg is a slightly sweet spice and is especially used in cream sauces and cheese sauces in European cooking. It is particularly good added to creamed spinach. Nutmeg is also one of the main ingredients for mulled wines and mulled ciders.

Nutmeg is known as jaiphal in India where it is used almost exclusively to flavor desserts and sweet dishes.

Nutmeg is renowned for its supposed magical powers and in the middle ages it was used to ward of a variety of different evils. It is used widely in perfumes and soaps as an essential oil.

Nutmegs are not technically nuts, so those with nut allergies should be safe. The British Anaphylaxis Campaign says “there is no hard evidence to suggest that people with nut allergy are particularly at risk from nutmeg” but does warn that there is a very small possibility that those with an allergy to almonds may have problems with nutmeg.

Relevant Recipes for Nutmeg

Recipe Names

  1. Breakfast Waffles With Nutmeg
  2. Brussels Sprouts With Cream Cheese, Toasted Almonds, Nutmeg
  3. Chocolate Nutmeg Cakeroll
  4. Nutmeg Custard Pie
  5. Nutmeg Hearts
  6. Nutmeg-Honey Whipped Cream
  7. Nutmeg-Scented Sorrel Salad w Roasted Shallots & Monkfish
  8. Oven-Poached Pears With Lemon, Honey And Nutmeg
  9. Parnsips And Celery Root With Nutmeg
  10. Peach Nutmeg Frappe
  11. Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Nutmeg Cream Topping (3 PTS)
  12. Tender Greens With Nutmeg And Cream
  13. Zucchini Tea Bread With Cinnamon And Nutmeg

Recipe Ingredients

  1. "Grilled" Apple Crisp
  2. "Smaking" Wings
  3. 'Gimme Both' Pumpkin-Pecan Pie W/Bourbon Whipped Cream
  4. 'Ol No. 7 Yams
  5. 1,000 Calorie-A-Bite Trifle
  6. 1-Pot: Pastitsio Goes Light
  7. 15-Minute Creamy Fettuccini Alfredo
  8. 4-Way Cincinnati Chili
  9. 5 Minute Bread Pudding
  10. 5-Fruit Kugel
  11. A Red Chili Nightmare
  12. A Veritable Pumpkin Pie
  13. Abbey's Apples Schatz
  14. Abruzzo Style Dumplings - {Gnocchi Di Semolina All'Abruzzo}
  15. Acorn Squash And Sweet Potato (2 PTS)
  16. Acorn Squash Souffle
  17. Acorn Squash Stuffed With Love - {Zucca Al Forno}
  18. Acorn Squash with Apricot Glaze (4 PTS)
  19. Acorn Squash With Pineapple
  20. African-Spiced Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
  21. Agnolotti
  22. Alain's Cured Foie Gras
  23. Alaska Sole Florentine
  24. Alaskan Black Cod With Acacia Hone
  25. Alfredo Sauce
  26. Alfredo Sauce (Heavy Cream)
  27. All Season Apple Pie
  28. All-American Apple Pie
  29. All-Day Applesauce With Frozen Yogurt
  30. Almond Eggnog French Toast
  31. Almond French Toast
  32. Almond Pistachio Saffron Curry Sauce
  33. Almond Snowballs
  34. Almond-Flax Granola
  35. Almond-pistachio Saffron Curry Sauce - N. India
  36. Almond-Streusel Peach Pie
  37. Almost Vegan Lasagna
  38. Alsatian Stuffing (for a 5- to 6-lb goose)
  39. Always Ready Bran Muffins
  40. Amaretto Custard Cake
  41. Amaretto Peach Pie
  42. American Fruitcake (Unbaked)
  43. Amish Apple Dumplings
  44. Amor Frio (Cold Love) - Wheat-Free Recipe
  45. Amy's Applesauce Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (2.5 PTS)
  46. Angel Hair Pasta With Stir-Fried Broccoli
  47. Angel Torte
  48. Annabelle's French Toast
  49. Another Pointe In Tyme's Bourbon Butternut Squash Soup
  50. Apple & Sweet Potatoes
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