Nutmeg is believed to have originated in the Moulccas Island, also known as Spice Islands, in the Indonesian Rainforest.


Although classified as a spice, nutmeg is actually a fruit with a single seed making it a drupe.


Nutmeg is the size of an apricot which combines with another spice named mace and provides a uniquely subtle, sweet taste.



Health Benefits


  • Used as an aphrodisiac and in aromatherapy due to its high oil volatility which helps to resolve sexual dysfunctions and detoxify the kidney and liver. (1)


  • Contains copper and managanese which is essential to humans as this can only be obtained from an outside source. Manganese and copper both possess superoxide dismutase which is an antioxidant enzyme that repairs and reduces the oxidative stress on cells within the body. (2)


  • Both nutmeg and mace contain unique antioxidants and antimicrobial phytochemicals which can stimulate areas of the brain, relieve pain in the muscles, joints and teeth. (3)


  • A good source of potassium which controls the heart rate and blood pressure control. (4)


  • A good source of iron which is beneficial as it encourages the increase of red blood cells and reduces oxidative stress diseases. (5)


  • Provides good levels of zinc which helps in the detoxification process inside the body. (6)


  • A good source of vitamin E which is an antioxidant that is good for supporting nerve functions, healing wounds and providing immunity in the body. (7)


  • A source of vitamins A and C which both help to promote vision and provide autoimmunity in the body. (8) (9)


  • Supplies B-vitamins, which are essential for a healthy metabolism and supporting neuron functions in the body. (10)


Nutmeg Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, ground

  Amt. Per 
% Daily 
Calories 525
Calories from Fat 304
Total Fat 36 g 56%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 16 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 49 g 16%
Dietary Fiber 21 g 83%
Sugar 28 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 18% Iron 17%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.





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