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Nutmeg properties.

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Common Name: Jaifal, Nutmeg Jaiphal, Jatiphala, Jauzbuwa

Botanical Name: Myristica Fragrans

Family: Myristicaceae

Genus: Myristica

Kingdom: Plantae

Background and History:

The history of nutmeg dates back to the first century from the time of the Portuguese. The earliest record of nutmeg (1516 ) discovery had been associated with Indonesia. Some historians claim that the Arabian were the first who valued it as a medicine and introduce it in Europe. Soon, its popularity spread all over the world and it became one of the most expensive and beneficial spice. In ancient times, the price of nutmeg was worth a great deal. A small bag of Jaiphal held the potential to grant a lifetime independence.

Native countries 

The world’s largest producer of nutmeg is Spice Island (Banda Island) located in Indonesia. It approximately carries 3/4 of the world's nutmeg cultivation and export. It is native to Indonesia followed by Moluccas Guatemala, India, Nepal, West indies, Bhutan, Grenada, Malaysia and Srilanka.

Taste and aroma

Nutmeg is an incredibly delightful royal spice and classic member of the sweet spice quarter without any substitution. Jaiphal (Nutmeg) with its distinctively pungent aroma and warm nutty solacing flavour makes it the perfect addition in traditional sweet and savoury ancient polish cuisines. A delicate sprinkle of this delectable spice can give a real kick to your cooking with a sense of warmth and intimacy. Nutmeg bestows a hearty sweet, slightly earthy and lighter woody aroma due to its essential oils. Its irresistible appetizing aroma and intense depth of delicious flavour holds the potential to satisfy your taste buds immensely. 

Nutmeg in cooking

When it comes to cooking then without any doubt nutmeg can stand on its own. It is regarded and valued as a gift just fit for royals. Just a little quantity (just a pinch) of this exotic spice brings a big flavour change in a variety of dishes. It goes well in

  • Cakes 
  • Pudding 
  • Custards
  • Classic béchamel sauce or Alfredo sauce
  • Beverages 
  • Stewed fruits 
  • Confections 
  • Shortbread ( Nutmeg) 
  • Pasta 
  • Vegetables (Especially Spinach)
  • Punches 
  • Curries 
  • Eggnog
  • Soups and Squashes
  • Creamy sauces and cheesy dishes
  • Desserts.

Magical and superstitional use

In a mysterious world, it is also known as a Magical flower. Nutmeg is always the subject of magic, charm and holistic belief. Following are its magical uses 

  • Carry it in your pockets as a good look charm to ward off bad luck.
  • Burning the nutmeg offers prosperity, fortune, luck, justice and peace. Therefore people add the grounded nutmeg into the candle wax and spark it for the prosperity rituals.
  • Cut the whole nutmeg into four equal halves to ensure your loved ones faithfulness and fidelity. Bury the first part in the earth, Throw the second halve into the air, Burn the third section, Boil the last quarter and drink a sip.
  • Sprinkle the nutmeg into the right shoe of your partner to make him/her crazy in your love.

Health benefits and medical uses 

For centuries, nutmeg has been used in the ancient healing system as a medicine due to its miraculous health benefits. It can be used to

  • Manage the symptoms of stress and anxiety 
  • Boost up skin health 
  • Strengthen immune system
  • Detoxify the body 
  • Reduce pain
  • Diminish insomnia 
  • Improve blood circulation 
  • Stimulate appetite and digestion 
  • Improve sexual life
  • Reduce anaemia chances 
  • Decrease skin irritation and information
  • Promote oral health 

Storage of Nutmeg

Nutmeg can maintain its freshness and taste for approximately six months when kept in an airtight container away from light, heat and moisture.

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