NUTMEG GROUND POWDER
NUTMEG GROUND POWDER
Common Name: Jaifal, Nutmeg Jaiphal, Jatiphala, Jauzbuwa etc.
Botanical Name: MyristicaFragrans
Background and Native countries
Nutmeg carries a rich historical heritage due it medicinally, culinary and magical uses. Historically, the origin of this phenomenal spice is associated with Banda Island (Spice Island) of Indonesia. Indonesia is the world biggest producer of these "Grains of Heaven" followed by Moluccas, Guatemala, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Grenada, Malaysia and Sri Lanka etc.
Harvesting and Cultivation
Nutmeg spice is obtained from the seeds of tropical evergreen trees of the family Myristicaceae. After seven to nine years of Jaiphal planting, it readies for its first harvesting. Typically, the peak harvesting season of MyristicaFragrans is from July to August. The prolonged production process and low yield per tree make it one of the most expensive spices.
Texture and shape
Nutmeg is greyish-brown egg-shaped spices with furrowed surfaces. These peach-like granular fruits are small in size with a diversity of robust flavours and potent aroma.
Taste and aroma
Nutmeg is an exceptionally intense spice with its characteristically sweet top notes and distinctive potent scent. A bare sprinkle bestows a delicately warm nutty and sweet flavour with seducing aroma for all table servings.
Its sweet and mildly spicy flavour arouse an emotion of warmth and affection while delicately tickling your taste buds.
The hearty addictive quality of Jaifal (Nutmeg ) packs a phenomenal punch of delicious flavour and ultimately makes a dish more delicious. This delightful spice goes well with meat, custards, sauce, curries, cakes, puddings, beverages and desserts.
Health benefits and medical uses
In addition to taste, this wonder spice has amazing ayurvedic, herbal and medical benefits. It is a highly nutritious fruit load with healthy key vitamins, vital antioxidants and possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties. Its exotic and hallucinogenic property helps to deal with anxiety, stress, tension, depression and gloomy nature. It also helps to reduce pain, treat insomnia, improve digestion and blood circulation and body detoxification.
Ground nutmeg can hold its freshness and subtle taste in an airtight container away from heat and moisture for approximately six months.
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