Home Cuisines Ingredients Recipes Asian Beer Asian Travel Search
 
 
Nutmeg
 

Pictured above; A nutmeg aril in its fruit

 
 
 
 

Nutmeg, common name for any of a family of evergreen shrubs and trees. The nutmeg is native to the Moluccas in Indonesia. It has also been widely cultivated in southern Asia, the West Indies, and Brazil.

Nutmeg has a distinctive, pungent fragrance and a warm, slightly sweet taste; it is used to flavour many kinds of baked goods, confections, puddings, meats, sausages, sauces, vegetables. The trees may reach a height of about 20 metres. They yield fruit 8 years after sowing, reach their prime in 25 years, and bear fruit for 60 years or longer. The Fruit is similar in appearance to an apricot and contains a shiny, brown seed in a shell called an aril.

The aril is dried gradually in the sun and turned twice daily over a period of six to eight weeks. During this time the nutmeg shrinks away from its shell until the kernels rattle in their shells when shaken. The shell is then broken with a wooden truncheon and the nutmegs are picked out.


 
Feature Ingredients
Basil
Coconut Milk
Coriander
Cumin
Galangal
Garlic
Ginger
Lemongrass
Onion
Palm Sugar
Pepper
Tamarind
Turmeric
More
Feature Recipes
Pad Thai Noodles
Rice & Zucchini Patties
Coconut and Pumpkin Soup
BBQ Chicken wings
Thai Fish Patties
Thai Coconut Ice Cream
Quick Facts
Chopsticks
Chinese Chopsticks taper to a rounded end, Japanese taper to a pointed end and Korean taper to a blunted end.
Chopsticks are traditionally held in the right hand only, and in East Asia, as in Muslim nations, the left hand is used in the toilet.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Terms of Use   Copyright 1994 - 2012 - Intown Entertainment  A.B.N.  49 313 796 982

 products featured on www.wokme.com are owned by their respective companies and may be subject to copyright