Organic Whole Nutmeg

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Description

Organic Whole Nutmeg is something special.

Organic Whole Nutmeg is a very special spice which tastes delicious ground straight into your dishes.  This fragrant spice goes well in a range of sweet and savoury recipes including curries, sauces and puddings.

If you want to get technical then nutmeg is actually a seed from a tree which is native to Asia.  The tree reaches about 60ft tall and the first harvest takes place when the tree is 7 years old.

This magical seed lends itself to sweet and savoury recipes and once you try organic nutmeg freshly ground you will never buy it ground again.  Whole nutmeg has a much longer shelf life than ground nutmeg so preparing it yourself is a good choice.

A great place to start is making your own garam masala spice mix for a fragrant curry or twinning it with cinnamon and maple syrup for a delicious rice pudding.

Origin: Indonesia

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Nutmeg

Organic Whole Nutmeg is high in Manganese, Copper and Magnesium. It is a source of Thiamin, Folate, Calcium, Iron and Phosphorus.

Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, formation of connective tissue and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Phosphorus: This abundant mineral contributes to energy-yielding metabolism, function of cell membranes and the maintenance of bones and teeth.

Calcium: Many plant based foods boast high levels of this mineral. Calcium is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and teeth, digestive enzyme function, energy-yielding metabolism, blood clotting, muscle function and neurotransmission in the body.

Copper: This trace mineral is needed to protect cells from oxidative stress and for normal function of the immune system.  It also contributes to normal connective tissue and functioning of the nervous system.

B-Vitamins: This group of vitamins contribute to normal psychological function, normal function of the immune system and contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Magnesium: This wonderful nutrient is often referred to as natures tranquilliser.  It is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and electrolyte balance.

Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it.  Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, immune system function, reduction of tiredness, energy-yielding metabolism, formation of red blood cells, transportation of oxygen and cell division.

Typical Nutrient Values Per 100g:
Energy 2198kj/525kcal
Fat 36.3g
of which saturates 25.9g
Carbohydrate 49.3g
of which sugars 28.5g
Fibre 20.8g
Protein 5.8g
Sodium 16mg
Typical Vitamin/Mineral Values Per 100g:
Thiamin 0.3mg 23% RI
Folate 76mg 19% RI
Calcium 184mg 18% RI
Iron 3mg 17% RI
Magnesium 183mg 46% RI
Phosphorus 213mg 21% RI
Manganese 145% RI

*High in = 30% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

*Source of = 15% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

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Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. We can’t help but think of rice pudding when we hear the word nutmeg. We have discovered it can be made deliciously with brown rice, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Nutmeg goes surprisingly well in hot chocolate!
  3. Fresh nutmeg ground on the spot is so much more fragrant and nutrient dense than commercially ground nutmeg.  No need to buy a mini grinder (although they do look cute) just use the smallest setting on a 4 sided grater.