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Name Nutmeg
Botanical Name Myristica Fragrans
Family Myristicaceae
Parts used Seed
Producing Regions Kerala & Karnataka
Other Name Jaiphal

Nutmeg name is derived from the latin word nux musca-tus, meaning musky nut. It is the dried seed kernel of the fruit. The trees are normally unisexual, bearing either male or female flowers. The male flowers are born in clusters, whereas female flowers are often solitary. Fruit is a fleshy drupe, spherical in shape, pale yellow in colour with a longitudinal groove in the centre. When the fruit mature it burst open along the groove exposing the bright attractive mace, covering the hard black, shiny shell of the seed called nutmeg. Nutmeg thrives well in places with warm humid climate from sea level up to 600 mtrs MSL. It grows on a variety of soils from sandy to clayey loams and red laterite soils with good drainage. A well-distributed annual rainfall of 250 cm is ideal for the crop.

General Specifications of Nutmeg
Specification Amount
Proteins 5.8 g
Water 6.2 g
Ash 2.3 g
Phytosterols 62 mg

(*The general specifications mentioned for the product are typical in nature. It can actually differ or can be procured as per customer requirement.)

Nutrition Facts (Amount: 100 g)
Nutrition Amount
Total Calories 525
Total Carbohydrates 49 g
Total Fat 36 g
Vitamin A 102 IU
Vitamin C 3 mg
Thiamin 346 mcg
Riboflavin 57 mcg
Niacin 1.3 mg
Calcium 184 mg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 183 mg

Nutmeg is the seed of the tree, roughly egg-shaped and about 20 to 30 mm (0.8 to 1.2 in) long and 15 to 18 mm (0.6 to 0.7 in) wide, and weighing between 5 and 10 g (0.2 and 0.4 oz) dried, while mace is the dried “lacy” reddish covering or aril of the seed. The first harvest of nutmeg trees takes place 7–9 years after planting, and the trees reach full production after twenty years. Nutmeg is usually used in powdered form. This is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two different spices.

The common or fragrant nutmeg, Myristica fragrans, is native to the Banda Islands of Indonesia. It also grown in Penang Island in Malaysia, the Caribbean, especially in Grenada, and in Kerala, a state in southern India.World production of nutmeg is estimated to average between 10,000 and 12,000 tonnes (9,800 and 12,000 long tons; 11,000 and 13,000 short tons) per year, with annual world demand estimated at 9,000 tonnes (8,900 long tons; 9,900 short tons); production of mace is estimated at 1,500 to 2,000 tonnes (1,500 to 2,000 long tons; 1,700 to 2,200 short tons). Indonesia and Grenada dominate production and exports of both products, with world market shares of 75% and 20% respectively. Other producers include India, Malaysia.

Medicinal Use

Nutmeg has been used to treat digestive disorders, such as nausea and diarrhea and kidney ailments. Southeast Asians also treat fevers, headaches and bronchial problems with nutmeg. The Chinese consider it to be an aphrodisiac. Nutmeg is also popularly used for manufacturing essential oil, used heavily in pharmaceutical and perfumery industry. It is used as a major ingredient in cough syprups and in toothpaste.

Medicinal Properties
  • sedative.
  • stimulant.
  • relaxing.
  • anti inflammatory.
  • antiseptic.
  • bactericide, etc.
Nutmeg Storage Tips
  • Store whole and grounded nutmeg in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place. This way, it can last for up to several months.
  • Whole seeds remain fresh for about twelve months while ground nutmeg can be stored for six months at the maximum, after which it will start losing its flavor.
  • After you have grated a fresh nutmeg seed, wrap it in plastic foil to preserve its oil content.
Packing Detail

25Kg, 40Kg & 50Kg Craft paper New Jute / Gunny Bags with or without inner bag / poly lined. Or for ground spices in Ground Spices in 0.5Kg, 2.5Kg, 5Kg & 10Kg in (PP)/HDPE Bags Or as per customers specification / requirement.

(*Custom packaging can be provided on customer request or in special conditions.)

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