The product of an evergreen tree, nutmeg has a rich, woody color and a spicy, tingly flavor when grated. It’s considered part of the warming spice family, along with cinnamon and mace. Native to the Spice Islands of the West Indies, it’s often incorporated into rum drinks, but also punches up rich dishes like mac and cheese or creamed spinach. A bonus? It’s reportedly helpful for reducing inflammation.
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