Nutmeg can be used in both savoury and sweet dishes to add a note of sweetness.
Nutmeg is a popular spice having a long list of health benefits including its ability to relieve pain, soothe indigestion, and improve cognitive function. It extends its ability to detoxify the body, boost skin quality, alleviate oral conditions, and reduce insomnia, strengthens the immune system and improves blood circulation.
Nutmeg contains many plant-derived chemicals having anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties. It has many therapeutic applications in many traditional medicines as anti-fungal, anti-depressant, digestive, and carminative functions, also a good source of minerals that helps control heart rate and blood pressure.
It is also rich in many vital B-complex vitamins, including vitamin C, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A and many flavonoids that are essential for optimum health. Also, it induces the secretion of various gastric and intestinal juices that ease the digestive process. Since fiber can bulk up the bowel movements, it also reduces the frequency and discomfort of constipation and other intestinal issues.
The shelf life is 24 months when stored in cold and dry place.