David Vanille's opinion: A spice of which only a pinch is enough to harmonize its recipe. Batch of exceptional quality, intense and very fragrant. Embarkation in the most beautiful plantations as soon as the bag is opened!
Food pairing: Gratins, quiches, potatoes, sauces, chocolate.
Other names: nutmeg, gold from the Banda Islands.
Origin - Plantations: Indonesia (Java, Florès, Banda Islands)
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Native to the Moluccas archipelago in Indonesia, nutmeg is a spice that grows on large trees, nutmeg trees. The nutmeg tree is a tropical tree whose large leaves always remain green. His ﬂeurs white-yellow are quite fragrant. The fruit of the nutmeg tree has the shape and colour of an apricot. When it is ripe, it opens in two to reveal a brown walnut covered with a kind of orange fleshy fillet, called arilla, from which another spice related to nutmeg is extracted, mace. After removing the mace, we put these nuts to dry. When the kernel in the stone has become mobile, the shell is broken to remove the nutmeg. Egg-shaped, wrinkled and reddish-brown in colour, the nutmeg is used as a powder or whole. In this case, it is grated at the last minute. Its very aromatic flavour is slightly sweet. Le lot of this latest harvest from Indonesia is just exceptional and to be discovered for lovers of intense nutmeg powder.
The Portuguese discovered the country of origin of the nutmeg: the Banda archipelago, in the province of the Molluques, Indonesia. With the Dutch, they settled in the Molluques, and had all the nutmeg producers torn off in order to create a monopoly and thus maintain very high prices. However, the French intendant Pierre Poivre managed to steal a few plants and acclimatize them to Mauritius
In the 16th century, it is said that many slaves who boarded ships bound for Europe used and abused them because nutmeg has a narcotic effect, which led to a comatose state that could last several hours.
In the past, nutmeg came to us after being soaked in a lime milk, in order to prevent it from germinating during transport.
Today, nutmeg comes from India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Sri Lanka; but it is from its country of origin, the island of Banda, where it is still grown that the best nutmeg comes from. I am working to develop nutmeg collectors with their supply chain on the Banda Islands so that you can discover it. Logistics alone is a challenge for this locality. Nowadays, I find my source, from the last harvests from the island of Java
Always use a small amount of nutmeg because its aroma is very powerful. Generally, a single pinch is sufficient
Nutmeg is used in the composition of ras el hanout and 4 spices.
With its pleasant fragrance, it goes well with many dishes such as gratins, purées, blanquette, soups... It goes very well in white sauces and especially béchamel sauce. You can add a touch of nutmeg to egg dishes, such as omelettes, quiches and cheese soufflés. You can also use it in oriental cuisine, especially in curries It goes perfectly with turmeric powder in your recipes.
You can use your nutmeg in English pastries, especially cakes, scones and puddings, giving them a rustic and authentic flavour. It also complements cinnamon very well in apple desserts such as compotes, crumbles or cakes.
On the beverage side
Nutmeg in small quantities will pleasantly flavor mulled wine, or the famous American eggnog. You can also sprinkle it in a hot chocolate with a little chili powder to obtain the Mexican version of this famous drink
It helps to digest and limits intestinal fermentation. Take ½ teaspoon of powdered nutmeg and add it to a glass of warm water or to your tea at the end of the meal to benefit from its effects.
It is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Mixed with a little honey to obtain a paste and applied to the pimples, it soothes acne.
It has a sedative effect. If you have trouble sleeping, prepare yourself a valerian infusion or a mug of hot milk and add half a teaspoon of nutmeg. Drink 30 minutes before going to bed.
For dental pain, mix a little nutmeg with water to make a paste and apply it to the painful area.
Take a little nutmeg diluted in water to avoid dizziness and nausea.
Sylvie R. published the 11/09/2019 following an order made on 05/09/2019
Sylviane D. published the 01/09/2019 following an order made on 09/08/2019
épice de qualité
Marie Anne F. published the 22/08/2019 following an order made on 14/08/2019
Parfait comme tout le reste
Klym M. published the 13/08/2019 following an order made on 06/08/2019
Excellent pour les sauces blanches, gratins, purées Je recommande
Madeleine V. published the 09/08/2019 following an order made on 01/08/2019
Christian J. published the 28/11/2018 following an order made on 13/11/2018
Merveilles Et Délices A. published the 22/10/2018 following an order made on 13/10/2018
Très beau produit
Véronique D. published the 24/09/2018 following an order made on 14/09/2018
Odeur très agréable très bonne parfume les plats sans en mettre trop
Ludwig L. published the 16/09/2018 following an order made on 18/08/2018
Je suis étonnée de tous les arômes de cette poudre. J’ai l’habitude De râper ma muscade , mais celle ci est mille fois plus agréable. Je recommande.