Nutmeg (50 GM)
The nutmeg tree is an evergreen native to the Moluccas, or Spice Islands, near Indonesia. It has a warm flavor that naturally complements cream sauces and cheese dishes. Consuming nutmeg relieves pain, soothes indigestion, strengthens cognitive function, detoxifies the body, boosts skin health, alleviates oral conditions, reduces insomnia, increases immune system function, prevents leukemia and improves blood circulation. It tastes wonderful on fruit, vegetables, in custards, barbecue sauces, and on top of cappuccino. When using nutmeg, try to add it toward the end of cooking, as heat greatly diminishes its flavor. And to fully appreciate the appeal of nutmeg, always grind it fresh.