Grenada currently produces about a quarter of the world's nutmeg, but the yellow, fragrant fruit (aka pericarp) is typically discarded as a by-product of the harvest.
For over 50 years, De Le Grenade has been producing incredible jam, jellies and syrups from the nutmeg fruit in an effort to avoid food waste and showcase Grenada's incredible potential on the worldwide food scene.
They source the nutmeg fruit from a handful of nutmeg farmers around Grenada, including the Ramdhanny family that grow our Grenada Gold Nutmeg and Grenada Gold Mace. With the jam, you can now enjoy every part of the nutmeg fruit.
The nutmeg fruit jam is a sweet, beautiful amber-colored jam that reminds us of a sweet membrillo. It's perfect on pancakes or toast, but would also work beautifully on a charcuterie platter with a salty cheese and rillettes.
We're already dreaming of it as a perfect counterpoint to the traditional cranberry sauce at our Thanksgiving table.
- Origin: St. George's, Grenada
- Process: Nutmeg fruit is harvested and cooked with sugar
- Ingredients: Nutmeg fruit, sugar
ABOUT DE LA GRENADE
De La Grenade makes jams, jellies and syrups from nutmeg fruits in Grenada. Sybil La Grenade founded the company in 1969 with the goal of showcasing Grenada's incredible potential on the world food scene. From humble beginnings making jams in her basement, Sybil grew De La Grenade over the years, eventually partnering with a food chemist to produce the award-winning Morne Délice Nutmeg Syrup.
De La Grenade is now run by Sybil's daughter, Cecile who is committed to sourcing all of their fruits and spices locally, and has transformed the area around their production facility into a teaching garden full of herbs and spices.
Learn more at delagrenade.com