Nutmeg with Shell

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Nutmeg with shell is mainly purchased by savvy consumers who wish to hold the spice for extended period and only crack the shell  just before use.

Nutmeg is grown in the hill country of central Ceylon Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) is a native of Moluccas in east Indonesia and is reported to have been introduced to Sri Lanka in the early nineteenth century. It's a spreading evergreen tree 15-20 m high.

Flowers are generally unisexual. Bisexual flowers also occur. Occasional trees with male and female flowers are seen in plantations. Fruits are fleshy drupes. which turns yellow when ripe and split in to two halves exposing purplish brown shiny seed surrounded by a net like red aril called Mace.

Nutmeg tree yields two spices, Nutmeg which is the kernel of the seed and mace, which is the net like crimson coloured leathery outgrowth (aril) covering the shell of the seed Our Spices are grown in the wild and as such could be considered organic. They are free of any pesticides and herbicides.

Worldwide delivery within 3 - 7 days with online shipment tracking.

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