Nutmeg (Jaifal)

Nutmeg or Myristica fragrans is an evergreen tree indigenous to Indonesia. Nutmeg is the actual seed of the tree, roughly egg-shaped and about 20 to 30 mm (0.8 to 1 in) long and 15 to 18 mm (0.6 to 0.7 in) wide, and weighing between 5 and 10 g (0.2 and 0.4 oz) dried, while mace is the dried "lacy" reddish covering or arillus of the seed. This is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two different spices. The nutmeg seed is encased in a mottled yellow, edible fruit, the approximate size and shape of a small peach. The fruit splits in half to reveal a net-like, bright red covering over the seed. This is the aril which is collected, dried and sold as mace. Under the aril is a dark shiny nut-like pit, and inside that is the oval shaped seed which is the nutmeg.

100g Nutmeg

Calories Fat Carbs Protein
525 36 g 49 g 6 g

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Reviews & Comments

Nutmeg is a popular spice that has abundant health benefits, including its ability to relieve pain, soothe indigestion, strengthen cognitive function and also it creates an aromatic flavour.

  • Durdana, Karachi
  • Feb 28, 2019

The spice nutmeg has a distinctive pungent fragrance and a warm slightly sweet taste; it is used to flavour many kinds of baked goods, confections, puddings, potatoes, meats, sausages, sauces, vegetables, and such beverages as eggnog. The fleshy arils surrounding the nutmeg seed are the source of the spice mace.

  • Huzaifa, Karachi
  • Jan 28, 2019

I like it.

  • Arshad mahmood, Chakwal
  • Nov 21, 2016

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  • Arshad mahmood, Chakwal
  • Nov 21, 2016

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  • saima, karachi
  • Oct 18, 2015

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  • zulqarnain, rawalpindi
  • Feb 23, 2015