Nutmeg is a warm and aromatic spice used in baking and cooking. It has been used for thousands of years for cooking and medicinal purposes, but today it is often ground with cinnamon to make the popular holiday drink, eggnog! It is the seed of the fruit of an evergreen tree native to Indonesia but can also be found in Malaysia and India. The spice is usually sold as whole nutmegs or ground into a powder. Nutmeg oil is often added to soaps, and perfumes, and it's known for its soothing properties.
Flavor profile: nutty, sweet, earthy
Used in: eggnog, pumpkin pie, apple cider, cookies
Health Benefits: Nutmeg has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for stomach aches, and can be used to relieve nausea.