Nutmeg has a fresh, rich aroma and a woody, bittersweet flavor with hints of clove. When used in cakes, bread, pastries, fruit dishes, and pies it pairs well with ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. When used in lamb, mutton, meat stews, spinach dishes, veal, vegetable recipes, and even pasta sauces, it pairs well with cumin, coriander, pepper, and thyme. Whole nutmegs keep indefinitely making our bulk offerings an excellent value.
Whole Nutmeg is nutty, woody, warm and spicy, and bittersweet with notes of pepper and clove. The seed of the Indonesian evergreen tree Myristica fragrans, Whole Nutmeg has a rich fragrance; its smell is piney with a bit of camphor and pepper, but it's also surprisingly weighty and almost smells buttery.
Nutmeg, like ginger and cinnamon, is a spice that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. You can use it to make desserts like carrot cakes, spice cookies, and cream cheese frostings, as well as in meat dishes, casseroles, and stews. Nutmeg goes especially well in pumpkin, squash, and lamb dishes. So use it to make Butternut Squash Wedges with Maple Butter, Pumpkin Bread, and Middle Eastern dishes.