- Beta-carotene – helps the immune system; reduces the risk of developing cancer and heart disease
- Copper – takes part in energy productions; improves bone health
- Dietary fiber – enhances digestion; lowers “bad” cholesterol levels; reduces colon cancer risk
- Folic acid – helps the body generate new cells
There are two forms of nutmeg. Common pre-ground nutmeg which is easy in use and inexpensive. However, whole nuts can be easily ground by a spice or coffee grinder. Whole nutmeg has a stronger taste and flavor.
Keep whole nutmeg in an airtight container and store in a cool, dark and dry place. One more advantage of whole nuts is that they can be stored much longer.
It is not recommended to store pre-ground nutmeg at all. If you have some leftover powdered nutmeg, put it in an airtight container and keep it far from heat, light or moisture.