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Nutmeg, Whole

This large, mahogany-colored evergreen seed, which comes off the tree covered in a shell similar to a walnut, might look a little unfamiliar at first. But it stays fresh practically forever, and like so many new things, it comes with a fascinating backstory‚ÄĒoriginally from Indonesia‚Äôs Banda Islands, nutmeg became highly valued by medieval Europeans as both a medicine and highly flavorful ingredient, which eventually led to global exportation of whole trees by colonial powers. Grated, the hard seed releases the fragrant, spicy scent and flavor that‚Äôs a cornerstone of everything from pumpkin pie to mulled wine.

Small Tin: 1.2 oz

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