Myristica fragrans Houtt.
Plant Family: Myristicaceae
Myristica moschata, Myristica officinalis
The nutmeg tree is a native of the Banda Islands, a cluster of small volcanic islands historically known as the Spice Islands and now part of the province of Molucca in Indonesia. Nutmeg isn't really a nut, but the kernel of an apricot-like fruit. The closely related is an arillus, a thin leathery tissue between the stone and the pulp.
The kernel or "nut", ground to a fine powder.
Nutmeg powder is a popular addition to spice baking recipes and can also be added to herbal teas.
No known precautions.
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