Nutmeg is the seed or ground spice of several species of the genus Myristica. Myristica
fragrance is a dark-leaved evergreen tree cultivated for two spices derived from its fruit:
nutmeg, from its seed, and mace, from the seed covering. It is also a commercial
source of essential oil and nutmeg butter. A spice that is commonly used in the
preparation of various dishes across various cuisines, nutmeg is valued for its sweet
Benefits of nutmeg:-
• Nutmeg is a rich source of antioxidants, which help protect against the signs of
aging and serious conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and liver disease.
• The spice has antibacterial properties that have proven particularly effective
against oral pathogens that cause disease and bad breath.
• Nutmeg acted as a potential antidepressant in male rats, and the spice has been
used for its invigorating properties in folk medicine.
• Nutmeg is rich in fiber, which helps keep the digestive system healthy and
prevent blood sugar from spiking.