Arguably one of the most well known spices by name, Nutmeg is one of the most flavourful spices in the world, and also one of the most expensive. Freshly grate and add to almost any food to impart a fragrant sweet and herbal flavour. This season our Nutmeg has been freshly flown in from India, and we find it best used for desserts, as well as almost all African and Indian cooking.
Please note: Regency freshly ground nutmeg will have some small clumps, this is because ours has a very high oil content.
Nutmeg Cooking Notes:
Cuisine: African, Indonesian, Indian, American
Food Pairings: Eggs, curries, sweet drinks, liquor, cream-based sauces, seafood, cookies, cakes, pies, chutneys, chicken
Flavour: Strong Camphor, Citrus, Pine, Sweetness
Serving size 0.5 grams
Usage: Grind and use to flavour all manner of desserts from ice creams to cookies. Nutmeg is also popular ingredient in curries, use with cloves, ginger & cardamom
Nutmeg Technical Notes:
Origin: India / Indonesia
Quality*: 100% 1st Selection, Large
Also known as: Myristica fragrans, JAIPHAL, JHADHIKKAI, PALA, NOIX DE MUSCADE, MUSCADE, MUSKATNUSS, जायफल, 肉荳蔻
Appearance: Approximately 5 grams per nutmeg
Industry Knowledge Nutmeg, historically native only to a small cluster of small volcanic islands in Indonesia, is now cultivated around the world with varying success. Regency has found the best tasting Nutmeg seed in Eastern Java, Indonesia. The seed here grows to be extra large in size, and this season better than Indian Nutmeg in taste. Nutmeg grows with an outer layer of Mace, and as such the two have a similar flavour profile, albeit different uses due to their different physical properties. Our Mace is sourced from it's native home in Indonesia - where it grows to taste best. Another hidden secret about Nutmeg is that it is a very weak hallucinogen; caution and moderation should be exercised when handling larger quantities of the spice.
Nutmeg is processed by first removing the Mace, then drying over a slow charcoal fire for several weeks. In addition, it is also often sundried. Once thoroughly dried, they rattle in the shell, which is cracked with a mallet. The nutmegs are then graded and sold at a range of prices to suit different markets. Regency's First Selection Grade is the best available in the trade, and for the first time, it is being brought unmixed and pure to its name, directly to consumers.
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Please note that our ingredients are 100% natural and processed using traditional methods. As a result there may be some visible imperfections. Our spices will have variations in size and colour due to factors such as the amount of sunlight they received when growing, or the amount of rainfall in a particular season. These differences in appearance are entirely normal, and are the result of not treating them with any chemicals, reducing unnecessary hand selection, and minimizing waste.
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Why buy Regency Herbs and Spices
All Regency spices are fresh, current crop herbs and spices. We pride ourselves on our taste and freshness. Regency's herbs and spices are carefully selected amongst the best varieties in the world each season - only a single variety passes our rigorous testing, and we only sell this one variety. We only sell spices in whole form for fresh grinding to ensure the best flavour and aroma when it reaches your kitchens. As a result, everyone can inspect and admire the natural beauty achieved by us! All our spices and herbs are naturally grown, and processed. They are as pure as spices can get, free from irradiation and other chemical preservation treatments - only possible due to our strict quality control standards at source. We can promise their flavours are fit for even the most royal and picky diners.
We know how hard it is to find top quality, fresh, whole spices worldwide and we have the answer. Through our 60+ years of experience in the industry, we know our spices inside-out and can provide the best tasting varieties attainable worldwide for each of our spices. Tastes are changing, and cooks who seek the absolute best possible for each ingredient know that we can provide it for them - that's why we've been in business for so long! We quickly became the leading shop for buying Indian spices and herbs in Hong Kong, and now have added our extended range of exotic herbs and spices from around the world.
Most importantly, we aim to provide the high quality flavours that existed in traditional times in our spice trade - flavours that have been lost due to mass production, over processing, and cutting corners to keep prices low. We partner with the greatest farmers and suppliers around the world to provide the highest grades achievable in spices. We are also passionate educators within our industry, teaching customers and competitors alike on how to buy and assess the quality of spices, as well as common tricks of the spice trade. Learn more about spices now.