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Nutmeg Powder


Taste Profile

It has a sweet and spicy taste.

Usage Tips

  1. It is used more in dairy based dishes.
  2. It is used as a condiment and is a part of garam masala.
  3. It can be added to cakes, puddings and custards to enhance flavour.

Common names and forms

  1. Jaifal Powder (Myristica Fragrans Houtt) (Seed)
  2. Travancore Nutmeg Powder


It is a dark brown powder obtained from nutmeg seed.

Health benefits

  • It has pain relieving characteristics and heals wounds and injuries in the  body.(1)
  • The fibre content in it helps in better digestion in the body.(1)
  • It boosts overall health and detoxifies the body.(1)
  • It benefits oral health and maintains good breath.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose nutmeg powder with a fresh aroma and do check the "best before" date before buying.


Large doses of nutmeg powder can cause severe gastrointestinal reactions, including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.(2)

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