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Ingredients colour key


Top notes

Heart notes

Base notes




Spicy

Woody

Fruity

Fresh

Citrus

Herbal

Coniferous

Balsamic

Aldehydic

Gourmande

Floral

Green

Animalic

Leather & Tobacco

Mossy & Earthy

Amber
 

Nutmeg

Nutmeg
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Nutmeg

 

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Extraction method: steam distillation

The nutmeg tree is any of several species of trees in genus Myristica. The most important commercial species is Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree indigenous to the Banda Islands in the Moluccas of Indonesia, or Spice Islands. The nutmeg tree is important for two spices derived from the fruit, nutmeg and mace.

Nutmeg is the actual seed of the tree, roughly egg-shaped and about 20 to 30 mm (0.8 to 1 in) long and 15 to 18 mm (0.6 to 0.7 in) wide, and weighing between 5 and 10 g (0.2 and 0.4 oz) dried, while mace is the dried "lacy" reddish covering or aril of the seed.

The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of ground nutmeg, and is used widely in the perfumery and pharmaceutical industries.

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Nutmeg
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