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Stone Nutmeg

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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 that splits open when the valuable pit is ripe. This is truly some of the best nutmeg in the world, harvested by hand and dried in the sun.  Grate or grind into pasta sauce, cream sauces and desserts.



Origin:

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Process:

Sun-dried

Ingredients:

EU-certified organic whole nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

Tasting notes:

Citrus Peel • Eucalyptus • Tropical Warmth

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 harvested last March. Nutmeg is the meat of the pit of a stone fruit, similar to an apricot, and mace is the red, finger-like 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 US, and our nutmeg (like all our spices from Zanzibar) is 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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03/09/2021
Anonymous
United States United States

Fantastic

I love using the nutmeg in both sweet and savory dishes. No complaints whatsoever!

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CK
10/30/2022
Cliff K.
Canada Canada

Stone Nutmeg

Excellent quality nutmegs, fresh and aromatic Superior color, really notice the oils when ground

CP
10/15/2022
Cheryl P.
United States United States

This Nutmeg is Top Shelf!

I love topping my not chai drinks with nutmeg but until these nuts arrived, I realize I had never tasted truly fresh ground nutmeg. Excellent quality and their aroma heralds the arrival of Fall!

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01/22/2022
Shawn S.
United States United States

No (non)holiday without it

In my family, nutmeg was always the flavor of the holiday season - warm and comforting but always the stuff of pumpkin pie and eggnog. As B&B has done with most spices, they’ve opened my eyes to other possibilities. Other sources could have told me that but the wonderful taste and quality of whole nutmegs from B&B has enticed me to look further than before.

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01/15/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Great gift!

It was a gift for someone who is gourmet cook..she loves spices!