Nutmeg is the seed, or the ground spice derived from that seed, of several tree species of the genus Myristica; fragrant nutmeg or true nutmeg is a dark-leaved evergreen tree cultivated for two spices derived from its fruit: nutmeg, from its seed, and mace, from the seed covering.
CAS number 84082-68-8
Botanical Name Myristica fragrans
Plant Part Nuts, dried
Origin of raw material Egypt
Origin of product Egypt
Extraction method Supercritical Fluid (SCF). SCF method is an extraction technique using fluids in conditions that are elevated above their critical point of temperature. The extraction conditions mainly pressure and temperature, are in charge of solubility and selectivity of different compounds in the supercritical fluid Advantages of SCF extraction process include products of 100% natural, fresh close to raw material, high concentration, high solubility, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms, and lipophilic.
Application Traditional use
The essential oil of nutmeg is used in folk medicine for acute stomach and digestive disorders and flatulence. Externally, the oil is used for diseases of the respiratory tract, rheumatism or sciatica. In India, nutmeg oil is a component of plasters and liniment against chronic rheumatism. In Indochina, nutmeg oil is rubbed on the temple for headaches.
In food
As a spice extract for flavoring foodstuffs, especially bakery products, small pastries, desserts or gherkins, as well as liqueurs (Chartreuse) and spice essences.
In cosmetics
As a fragrance, nutmeg extract is suitable for use in perfumery, fine soap industry and general cosmetics. The oil makes good combinations with sandalwood, lavender and bergamot oil.
Shelf Life 5 years