1 lb bag $10.95
Nutmeg is a popular spice that has a warm, nutty and spicy flavor. It also has a wonderful fragrance. Nutmeg is similar to cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Nutmeg is actually a seed of the nutmeg tree and has been used in a variety of recipes and dishes for many years. Nutmeg comes from Latin, “nux, meaning nut, and muscat, meaning musky.” According to historians, the Europeans believed that nutmeg had special healing powers and could cure viruses and even prevent the bubonic plague. As a result, nutmeg was very valuable and considered in the same way as silver and gold. Today, it is valued in the kitchen for its unique warm and spicy flavor that enhances many recipes.
Nutmeg is usually a spice that is added to recipes more in the fall and winter months, but culinary artists and everyday foodies are enjoying this delicious ingredient throughout the entire year. Nutmeg can be purchased at Mount Hope Wholesale in both whole and powdered form. Whole nutmeg offers a deeper, fresher flavor and cooks will use a nutmeg grater or to shave small portions into recipes. Powdered nutmeg is easier to use and has a milder strength.
Nutmeg is a popular ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes, like apple and pumpkin pie, puddings, muffins, cakes, breads, quinoa, cream sauces, chicken marsala, stews, pasta, Quiché, omelets, vegetables, potatoes, seafood dishes, casseroles, pastries and even on fresh or dried fruit. Sprinkle onto raw or cooked apples, bananas, peaches, citrus, pineapple or even mango. Nutmeg also adds depth and enhances the flavor of hot and cold beverages like coffee, flavored tea, cocoa, eggnog, fruit drinks, cider and even cocktails and wine. Shaved nutmeg is also used to beautifully garnish baked goods and beverages.
Nutmeg is not only delicious, it contains many benefits that promote your overall health. Nutmeg has powerful antioxidants that protect against free radicals, essential oils that aid in digestion, and has anti-inflammatory properties that prevent heart disease and arthritis.
Mount Hope Wholesale offers bulk products including whole nutmeg in one pound packages.