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Nutmeg: Health Benefits and Nutmeg Products

  1. Nutmeg is a spice derived from the nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans), known as a woody, nutty spice. the nutmeg tree is grown in rainy tropical coastal areas. A nut of the nutmeg is very hard and that is why it is ground. Nutmeg has an analgesic and antispasmodic effect and it aids digestion. The tasty powder is used as a medicinal herb to treat pain, restlessness and cramps and to promote sleep.


  1. Nutmeg is a spice from the nutmeg tree. The nutmeg is the dried kernel of the fruit of this tree. Nutmeg is a small wonder herb, which is usually not given much attention in cooking. Nutmeg originally comes from the Indonesian Banda Islands (which were considered the pearl of the Moluccas) and North Moluccas. In 2020, nutmeg is mainly imported from South America and Africa. Due to the strong taste, a small amount of nutmeg is sufficient. Nutmeg also has health-promoting properties. The nutmeg helps with, for example: flatulence, diarrhea and stomach cramps

Worth its weight in gold

  1. The Europeans discovered the aromatic fruits in the 16th century on the Spice Islands, five small volcanic islands in the North Moluccas, of which Ternate and Tidore were the most important. In fact, these islands were the only source of nutmeg at the time. The Moluccas were very important to the Dutch East India Company, abbreviated to VOC (1602-1800), because of, among other things, the trade in cloves

Nutmeg products

  1. Nutmeg powder

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