Thought I would share a few interesting funfacts on one of my favourite spice. Coincidentally, our newest batch of nutmeg will be available for purchase as of friday on our website at www.fairseasspice.ca
Nutmeg, scientifically known as Myristica fragrans, is one of the most desired spices on earth. It is also one of the most expensive spices on earth; trust us on this one. Nutmeg adds a touch of sweetness and pairs perfectly with to almost any dish your mind can conjure up. The result is the addition of tremendous depth and complexity to you cuisine. An essential component to the béchamel sauce you so often make at home (we know you don’t, but it’s never too late to start), Nutmeg also compliments homemade sausage, meats, soups, and preserves. Nutmeg however is perhaps best known for its use in baking. Mixed with complimentary spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, your cakes and cookies will literally explode with flavour; as will your waistline with girth.
Nutmeg, once ground, quickly loses its potency. We suggest you buy it in small quantities, from us, and grate it fresh just prior to use.
On a less culinary note, nutmeg in large and concentrated quantities can yield effect similar to that of marijuana. We also sell Nutmeg in bulk, strictly for cooking of course, just saying.