Nutmeg is the only evergreen tropical tree in the world which produces two popular spices, Nutmeg and mace. It is scientifically known as Myristica fragrans and indigenous to tropical countries. Nutmeg is the shelled seed of the tree and mace is the red lace like covering of the seed that commonly used across the world as spices and flavorings. Not only as a spice but also it is used as a medicine because of the medicinal properties.
When preparing as a spice for the markets the seeds left to dry gradually in the sun in order to shrink the hard seed coat. Nutmeg commonly use is in dessert recipes such as pies. It is also used in a variety of beverages specially when preparing eggnog or to garnish foamy coffees.
Nutmeg is a source of several minerals such as Magnesium, Manganese and Copper and also vitamins such as vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin C. Further Nutmeg contains Beta- carotene, Dietary fiber, Folic acid, Folate and many more nutrients.