Our stone nutmeg is hand-picked at peak ripeness from a single orchard in Zanzibar. Nutmeg is the inner pit of a yellow stone fruit, which splits open when the valuable pit is ripe.
Our nutmeg comes whole, and can be grated or ground into pasta sauce, cream sauces and desserts. This is truly some of the best nutmeg in the world, harvested by hand, dried in the sun and delivered directly to your kitchen.
- Origin: Zanzibar, Tanzania
- Process: Sun-dried
- Ingredients: 100% EU-certified organic whole nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
- Tasting notes: Citrus Peel • Eucalyptus • Tropical Warmth
- Sprinkle ground nutmeg into squash, potato, or other blended veggie soups
- Add grated nutmeg to pies, cakes, and other desserts
- Grate over cocktails and punches
- In Spiced Winter Squash (community recipe)
- In Glazed Pumpkin Spice Cookies (community recipe)
- Pairs well with: Cloud Forest Cardamom, Ground Cinnamon Verum, Sweet Allspice Berries
Our nutmeg comes straight from a spice cooperative on the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania. Spices were introduced to the islands in the 1800s when they were ruled by the Omani sultanate, and many of our partner farms have been growing spices for generations.
As with all spices, freshness matters for nutmeg. March is nutmeg season in Zanzibar, and our current lot of nutmeg was just harvested and dried this season. Nutmeg is the meat of the pit of a stone fruit, similar to an apricot, and mace is the red, fingery membrane that surrounds the pit. The fruit itself has a bitter, astringent flavor but the mace and nutmeg are gorgeous, sweet and fragrant.
Burlap & Barrel is the sole importer of spices from Zanzibar, including stone nutmeg, to the United States, and our nutmeg (like all our spices from Zanzibar) are organic.
Meet the Farmer: Meet Mzee Sio and his granddaughter Yusra. Along with his wife, he owns one of the most productive (and successful) nutmeg orchards in Zanzibar, located about an hour outside of Stonetown. Walking through the orchard with us, Mzee Sio pointed up and said "Everything my children have is because of these trees."
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There is nothing like grating stone nutmeg and having the aroma hit your senses!! I have been searching recipes that would allow more use of this beautiful spice before the holidays. I am so hooked on B&B!
Love them . Best spices ever. Especially love garlic. Nice and fresh and tasty. Thank you so much.
Always fragrant, always amazing quality. This nutmeg was somewhat smaller than the other batch I got from B&B, but also easier to crack without smashing the whole thing! Perfect for bechamel, for meat ragu, and baking. I'll be coming back for more when this batch is finished!
We do not have a lot of experience with premium spices, so this was our first step into that world. Of course the product was fantastic and we look forward to what we get next.
I couldn't find good quality while nutmeg until now. It's wonderful... Need i say more? Thanks for all the good things you have.