Do you know? Nutmeg is also known as….Jaiphal – Jathikai – Jajikai – Zaaphal
Nutmeg – An exotic spice that is commonly used in the preparation of various cuisines, Nutmeg is valued for its sweet aroma and is a popular spice made from the seeds of Myristica Fragrans, a tropical evergreen tree. It is versatile and delicious, has a warm, sweet flavor, which is why it’s commonly added in small quantities (grated or powdered) to desserts, including pies, cakes, cookies, breads, fruit salads, custards, soups & meat gravies . Nutmeg can be sprinkled onto starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes and pumpkin to create a deep, interesting flavor. The spice is also a regular feature in Mughlai cuisine, being used as part of the various masala mixes for the meat preparations. Interestingly, you can add it to warm or cold beverages, including apple cider, hot chocolate, chai tea, turmeric lattes, and smoothies. Nutmeg contains powerful antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties along with antibacterial effects against potentially harmful strains of bacteria. It helps to promote digestion, improve brain health, oral health, liver protection. It also regulates blood pressure and may help relieve insomnia.