Nutmeg, Ground, Myristica fragrans
Fresh ground nutmeg is the traditional garnish for holiday eggnog, as ground nutmeg is a popular ingredient in cakes, cookies, and Mideastern and Asian cooking.
Nutmeg is the dried seed from the pear like fruit of the nutmeg tree.
When the seed is removed it is covered by a lacy red membrane.
This is covering is removed , dried, and ground to produce another spice known as mace.
The remaining nutmeg seed is then dried and sold whole to be freshly ground as needed, or ground to be used in recipes.
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