In the 12th century, this fragrant spice migrated to Europe from the islands of Java and Sumatra. Evergreen nutmeg also grows in the Moluccas and Kalimantan. The British rated this spice so highly that for 400 grams of nutmeg, 3 sheep were given to Indonesian merchants.
Today, the palm in the cultivation of nutmeg belongs to the Indonesians. They are followed by Grenada, which sells about 40% of the world's stocks of this spice. Nutmeg is even depicted on the coat of arms of this state.
Use in cooking as an additive to pastries and desserts.
Nutrition value on 100 gr.
- Proteins (g / 100g)… 6,0
Fats (g / 100g)… 36
Carbohydrates (g / 100g)… 29
Energy value (kcal / 100g)… 460