Nutmeg (Whole) – Certified Organic

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Nutmeg (Whole) – Certified Organic
AKA:  Myristica Fragans (myristicaceae)
Product of: Blended in the UK
Pack Size: 25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g
Organic Certification: GB-ORG-02; GB-ORG-04; NL-BIO-01

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Description

Nutmeg (Whole) – Certified Organic 
AKA:  Myristica Fragans (myristicaceae)
Product of: Blended in the UK
Pack Size: 25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g
Organic Certification: GB-ORG-02; GB-ORG-04; NL-BIO-01

Non-GMO:
This product has been produced without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or their derivatives, nor been irradiated.

Packaging:
25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g sizes. Packed into food grade, foil lined, zip lock (resealable), stand up, paper pouches. (please contact us for info on larger pack sizes)

Additional Information:
Nutmegs are the seed of the fruit from Myristica fragrans, a tropical evergreen tree, which also produces mace. Nutmeg’s volatile oils dissipate quickly when exposed to air, so ground nutmeg loses flavour over time. These dense, oily pits will keep for years in your cupboard, releasing an amazingly complex aroma and flavour every time you grate them.

The fruit of the nutmeg tree produces two edible spices – the nutmeg nut and the outer covering, mace. A whole nutmeg can be stored for years and when grated fresh ensures the strongest flavour (sweet and warm), while pre-ground is more convenient.

Nutmeg is used in sweet baking, especially pumpkin pie and spice cakes, as well as being a common ingredient in Northern European sausage and stew recipes. In the South, a pinch of nutmeg is crucial to macaroni and cheese and stewed greens. We have a family Christmas Eve tradition of making eggnog the old-fashioned way, topped off by the grating of nutmeg in Grandma’s antique nutmeg grater. Everyone loves it, from the kids to the older folks!

Until just a few centuries ago, all the nutmeg in the world grew only on a few tiny islands in Indonesia. European colonial powers fought bitterly over control of these islands, as Nutmeg was highly valued for its flavour, preservative qualities, and alleged ability to cure the plague. The Dutch held a monopoly on nutmeg production for many years, but when it was broken nutmeg trees were spread to the West Indies and other areas. These large whole nutmegs are grown on the Caribbean island of Grenada, which is famous for especially high-quality nutmegs.

The sweet, earthy, piney flavour of nutmeg is called for in both sweet and savoury dishes in cuisines worldwide. Nutmeg is traditionally used in baking, but also adds flavour to cheese sauces, pasta fillings, spinach, and fish.

Nutmeg freshly grated from a whole nutmeg seed is far more powerful than powdered, commercial nutmeg. If the recipe you’re preparing does not specify using grated nutmeg, use only three-quarters teaspoon of the grated spice for every 1 teaspoon called for in the recipe. Nutmeg is a staple in baked goods like spice cake, but Henneman recommends trying it in a fruit salad or as a topping for steamed vegetables such as cauliflower, sweet potatoes, spinach, asparagus or cabbage.

 Storage Advice:
“How long do spices last?”

Depends on both the type of spice and the conditions under which they are stored. Correctly dried and stored spices do not actually spoil. But over time, they will lose their potency, aroma and flavour.

As a general rule, whole dried spices (not been ground) will last much longer than ground and can last for 1 to 3 years. Pre-ground spices do still always work very well but if possible buy the spice whole and grind it just before you use it. It is also never a bad idea to freeze any spare, try to remove as much air as possible and make sure it is kept sealed in the freezer to avoid moisture.

Here are some tips for maximising the shelf life of your spices:
• Store in an airtight container.
• Store in a cool, dark cupboard.
• Store away from direct heat or sunlight.
• Keep lid tightly closed when not in use.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

(typical values per 100g):

Energy

2196

kj
Energy

525

kcal
Fat

36.31

g
  Of which saturates 

25.94

g
Carbohydrate

49.29

g
  Of which sugars

28.49

g
Fibre

20.0

g
Protein

5.84

g
Salt

trace

g
 

 

ALERGY INFORMATION

Does the product contain any of the following?

YES NO
Cereals containing Gluten: wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or their hybridised strains.
Mollusc
Crustacean  shellfish and products thereof
Egg and products thereof
Fish and products thereof
Soya (soy) beans & protein and products thereof
Milk & Dairy (including lactose) and products thereof
Celery Seeds celeriac and products thereof
Mustard Seeds and products thereof
Lupin and products thereof
Sesame Seed and products thereof
Peanuts and products thereof
Nuts and products thereof (namely almond, hazelnut, walnut, cashew nut, pecan nut, brazil nut, pistachio nut, macademia nut and Queensland nut)
Added Sulphur Dioxide: (the product contains <10mg/Kg added Sulphur Dioxide in the form of SO2, Sulphites (E220,E221, E222, E223, E224, E226, E227, E228)
Please Note: Where products are indicated as not having an allergen present this refers to the product not being formulated or wholly derived from the particular ingredient. Allergen handling policies and procedures are in place through the supply chain to reduce the likelihood of cross contamination from allergens however this cannot be guaranteed.

Please contact us if you require any further information or for quotes on larger pack sizes.