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The Nutmeg tree is a large evergreen native to the Spice Islands but now also cultivated in the Caribbean and Mauritius. The tree produces 2 spices, Mace and Nutmeg. Nutmeg is the oval, 25 mm brown seed kernel inside the fruit pit, and Mace is the bright red or purple lacy covering on the pit. Nutmeg is dried and sold whole or ground, and Mace is dried and powdered. Both Mace and Nutmeg spice are strongly aromatic, Mace somewhat more so. Its higher price is principally due to the yield of Mace being much smaller. It is not certain whether Nutmeg and Mace became known in Europe only in the 11th century AD or were known to the Romans.

Nutmeg may uncommonly induce symptoms of food allergy or contact dermatitis in sensitised individuals. Few studies, however, have investigated or reported adverse reactions to spices, including Nutmeg. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Nutmeg / Nutmeg oil

Background Info:
Is the kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg tree, Myristica fragrans houtt. Used for producing mace. It is used as a flavourant in a wide range of food; usually grated. Oil is used as a flavourant and is toxic in large quantities. Copyright Copyright © 2002 All Allergy. Source: All Allergy, All Allergy

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 肉豆蔻
Synonyms: 肉豆蔻属;肉豆蔻树;肉豆蔻种子;肉豆蔻种子中的核仁
fr-CA French (Canada) Muscade
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Muskaat
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Nuez moscada
it-IT Italian (Italy) Noce moscata
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Küçük hindistan cevizi
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