Ceylon Nutmeg known as Myristica fragrans is a versatile spice which changes it character according to how it is used. It is one of the two spices obtained from several species of trees in the genus Myristica. The other one is Mace.
Nutmeg is widely used in the culinary sector for flavouring savouries and baked items. It also has many medicinal properties such including antioxidant properties, anti-fungal properties and helps in digestion. Its flavour has been compared to bitter lemon, bergamot, mint and hazelnut. It is used to sweeten and enhance the flavour of dishes. Ceylon Nutmeg is graded as Nutmeg with shell, Nutmeg without shell and Powdered Nutmeg. It is also among the popular spices in Sri Lanka.