This large, mahogany-colored evergreen seed, which comes off the tree covered in a shell similar to a walnut, might look a little unfamiliar at first. It stays fresh practically forever, and like so many new things, it comes with a fascinating backstory. Originally from Indonesia’s Banda Islands, nutmeg became highly valued by medieval Europeans as both a medicine and highly flavorful ingredient, which eventually led to the global exportation of whole trees by colonial powers. Grated, the hard seed releases the fragrant, spicy scent and flavor that’s a cornerstone of everything from pumpkin pie to mulled wine.
1.6oz (45g) Net weight nutmeg in a stackable metal tin. Freshly prepared and packed in Asheville, NC. Small batch, superior flavor, and best quality. Always.