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Nutmeg – the seeds of the Myristica fragrans tree

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Nutmeg is the seed of Myristica fragrans or the myristic tree. The dried seeds have a pungent, burning taste and a peculiar aroma. Nutmeg is widely used in cooking and in the food industry. Also, essential oil is produced from nutmeg, which is used in medicine and in the perfume industry.





For use in cooking, you can buy whole nuts and spices already finished in powder form. Whole nuts are grated or cut into pieces and added to dishes. Powdered nutmeg is used like any spice.

In our photo library you can find macro images of nutmeg seeds, as well as photos of ground nuts.

Three nutmeg isolated on white background

Three whole nutmeg close up. The image is isolated on a white background. macro photography.

Three nuts

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Close-up of nutmeg. View from the narrow end.

Fragrant nutmeg close-up. Isolated on white background. The texture is clearly visible.

Close-up of nutmeg seeds

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Nutmeg, side view. Close up.

Extreme close up of a nutmeg kernel. Light brown, irregular structure. Macro photography.

Nutmeg close-up

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White ceramic bowl with ground nutmeg. View from above.

Spices: light brown nutmeg is poured into a white ceramic bowl. The bowl is isolated on a white background. View from above.

Ground nutmeg in a bowl

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Three whole walnuts and ground nutmeg in a white bowl

White ceramic bowl with nutmeg powder and wooden spoon. Nearby are 3 pieces of fragrant nutmeg kernels.

Whole and ground nutmeg

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Closeup of a wooden spoon with nutmeg spice

Wooden spoon full of nutmeg spices. Close up. The image also has a ceramic bowl with powdered nuts and whole nuts.

Nutmeg spice in a spoon

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The spice is used both in pastry dishes and for the preparation of meat dishes, and is also widely used in the preparation of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.

Nutmeg contains a large number of useful vitamins and minerals, fiber, essential oils, starch and saponins. There are more of these substances in the whole kernel and they are better preserved than in ground spices.

Nutmeg seeds also have contraindications for use. Spice can have a very strong effect on the human body. Therefore, it should not be used by people with individual intolerance, with severe mental disorders, pregnant and lactating mothers, children under 3 years of age.


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