Nutmeg is made from the seed of the fragrant nutmeg tree. It has a familiar and distinctive pungent fragrance and a warm, sweet taste. It is used in backed goods, confections, puddings, potatoes, meats, sausages, sauces, vegetables and, of course, our Christmas-time favorite: eggnog.
VanillaPura nutmeg seeds are dried gradually in the sun over a period of six to eight weeks. During this time the nutmeg shrinks away from its hard seed coat until the kernels rattle in their shells when shaken. The shell is then broken with a wooden club and the nutmegs are picked out and then ground.
Of course, you can count on VanillaPura to provide only the highest quality spices, sourced from around the world.