West Indies Whole Nutmeg

West Indies Whole Nutmeg

The essential ingredient to fall baking. Since Nirmala Narine (talented author of In Nirmala's Kitchen) was a child growing up in Guyana, South America, she has focused on mingling the fragrant spices of her Indian roots with the bold flavors of the West Indies and South America. Nirmala has spent the past ten years traveling to spice plantations, local farms, and bustling marketplaces in search of exotic ingredients for her original recipes. Native to the Moluccan Islands of Indonesia, the fleshy nutmeg fruit will only produce on female trees. When ripe, they split open to reveal an exotic, red, lacy membrane known as mace. The nutmeg seed is protected inside a hard shell. Nutmeg and mace have a similar sweet pine-like aroma and warm, deep bittersweet flavor with hints of cloves. When grated, our whole Nutmeg seeds marry well into any type of desserts.