Saturday, January 17, 2015

Science Facts: Mace and Nutmeg

The spices mace and nutmeg both come from the Myristica fragrans tree native to Indonesia. This tree has a fruit, and in the fruit is a single large seed with a red coating. The red seedcoat is made into mace and the seed itself is made into nutmeg.


  1. Enquiring mind wants to ask Variant Minds if any of you know what seabuckthorn is (or is it seabuckhorn?)? It's in my yerba maté and I've never heard of it before.

    1. I haven't heard of seabuckthorn, but I did some googling and apparently it's a fruit that's used in drinks and jams. It's astringent, like cashew fruit, so not that good when raw and by itself.