Other Names: noix muscade, Pala
Medicinal Uses: Diarrhea,, Dyspepsia, Colic, Digestive aid, Appetite loss
Nutmeg: (spice) The brown seed of the fruit of an evergreen tree. Of the two sources,
Nutmeg is the actual seed of the tree. Nutmeg and mace have similar taste qualities, nutmeg having a slightly sweeter and mace a more delicate flavor. Mace is often preferred in light dishes for the bright orange, saffron-like hue it imparts. Nutmeg is a tasty addition to cheese sauces and is best grated fresh. Nutmeg is a traditional ingredient in mulled cider, mulled wine, and eggnog.