As with many of my articles (and those of others on this topic), I love to talk about the uses of nutmeg powder. But I also like to talk about its uses in cooking and baking (particularly when making cookies). In this article, I’ll give an overview of nutmeg powder and describe how to use it in your recipes.
Nutmeg powder can be used as a spice in any recipe where you would use a spice. Current inventory: Nutmeg is primarily the edible seed of an aromatic mace tree native to Indonesia. Native to the Moluccas, nutmeg is well known to add a rich, spicy spiciness to teas, drinks, and desserts. In traditional medicine, Nutmeg has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including fatigue, neuralgia, nausea, as well as respiratory problems, such as bronchitis, sinusitis, cough, and pneumonia.
Although you may never use all the spice up that you have purchased, it’s still worth looking back on to see how nutmeg has been used historically. For example, it’s most commonly associated with the preparation of a simple face pack to put on your nose, as in the Indonesian jaiphal or Jaffa paste. Traditionally, this concoction included frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, cinnamon, and other aromatic elements. It has also been traditionally used to help alleviate coughs and to aid in digestion. Today, nutmeg contains a range of medicinal properties which make it useful in a number of ways.
As for today’s medicinal uses, nutmeg contains antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, as well as being a powerful source of vitamin A. Because it is naturally high in sulphur, it is also believed to boost immune systems naturally, particularly those of children and adults with weak immune systems. You can take it in its powder form in combination with other ingredients to treat colds, coughs, sore throats, bronchitis, influenza, and a host of other ailments. It’s even believed to stimulate blood circulation. It is also thought to improve appetite and reduce the feeling of colds and flu. However, as with any natural substance or product, it cannot be considered a substitute for medical advice.
Nutmeg powder can be mixed with different natural food products and added to foods to make mouthwatering sweets. Some popular recipes include using nutmeg to create a trail mix in baked goods, syrups, chocolates, cookies, cupcakes, and pies. For desserts, you can use ground nutmeg to make dusting flour smooth and silky. You can even sprinkle it over freshly baked desserts. There are many other uses for natural food powder, including delicious salsas and dips, or adding it to your cereal in the morning for an appetizer that will kick start your day.
As you can see, Nutmeg powder has many health benefits. It is mostly used for flavoring in foods and in its powder form can be added to many dishes to give it a taste you will enjoy. However, its antibacterial properties are not known, although it is believed that the natural oil in the seeds can work as a natural antibiotic. It is also said to stimulate blood circulation, thus improving oxygen flow to all parts of your body. Whether or not this is true remains to be seen through further research.