Physical: Ground Category: Aromatics Description: Nutmeg is the seed or ground spice of several species of the genus Myristica. Myristica fragrans is a dark-leaved evergreen tree cultivated for two spices derived from its fruit: nutmeg and mace. The nutmeg spice is known to originate in the Banda Islands of Indonesia but today, it is grown in other parts of the world as well. Application: Nutmeg is a mild baking spice and is used in sausages, meats, soups, and preserves. Nutmeg is commonly added to eggnog, puddings, and fruit pies. Nutmeg is more pungent and sweeter than mace.