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Kandy Ground Nutmeg From 1.8 Oz


KANDY GROUND NUTMEG is a spice derived from the seeds of the "Myristica fragrans tree", which is native to the Kandy Sri Lanka and Banda Islands in Indonesia. It has a warm, aromatic, and slightly sweet flavor with hints of nuttiness and a complex aroma. Nutmeg is used in both sweet and savory dishes, adding depth and warmth to various recipes.

GROUND NUTMEG, known as "Sadikka Podi" in the local dialect in Sri Lanka, are a traditional variety cultivated in the Kandy region of Sri Lanka. 

Here are some key points about NUTMEG:

  • Whole Nutmeg: Nutmeg is typically sold as whole seeds, also known as "nutmeg nuts." These seeds are oval-shaped and about the size of a small plum pit. They have a hard, brown outer shell, which is grated or ground to release the spice.
  • Ground Nutmeg: Ground nutmeg is readily available and more convenient to use than whole seeds. It is made by finely grinding the dried seed. However, ground nutmeg tends to lose its flavor more quickly than whole nutmeg, so it's recommended to grind it fresh when possible.
  • Culinary Uses: Nutmeg is a versatile spice used in various cuisines around the world. It is a common ingredient in sweet dishes like cakes, cookies, pies, custards, and puddings. It is also used in savory dishes such as soups, stews, sauces, and vegetable preparations. Nutmeg is often found in spice blends like garam masala and pumpkin spice.
  • Aromatherapy and Essential Oil: Nutmeg essential oil is derived from the nutmeg seed and is used in aromatherapy. It is believed to have calming and uplifting properties and is sometimes used in massage oils, perfumes, and skincare products.
  • Medicinal Uses: Nutmeg has a long history of use in traditional medicine. It is believed to have digestive, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. However, it's important to note that large quantities of nutmeg can have toxic effects, so it should be used in moderation as a culinary spice.
  • Nutmeg Butter: Another product derived from nutmeg is nutmeg butter, which is obtained by pressing the fatty oil from the seeds. Nutmeg butter has a rich, creamy texture and is used in some cosmetic and skincare products

Remember, this NUTMEG is a potent spice, so it's essential to use it in moderation and taste as you go to achieve the desired flavor balance in your dishes. 

Origin: Kandy, Sri Lanka
Also know as: Sadikka Podi
Process: Sun-dried
Ingredients: Ground Nutmeg ( Myristica fragrans)