Native to Moluccas, or The Spice Islands of Indonesia, Nutmeg is a spice made from the seed of the nutmeg tree Myristica Fragrans. This evergreen is the source of both nutmeg and mace. Nutmeg is the inner seed, while mace is the red, lace-like substance that covers the seed.
With a warm, spicy aroma, Nutmeg is popular in both sweet and savoury cooking. Its sweet, aromatic flavour makes it a good companion of custards, eggnog, curries, and onion-based sauces.
Another common variety, ground nutmeg, can be made by simply grinding these nutmeg seeds.