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Spices, Nutmeg

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About This Food

Description

Nutmeg is the seed of Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree. The outer membrane of nutmeg is actually the spice mace.

Nutmeg's warm flavor is delicious in fruit dishes, and milk-based desserts, as well as spinach, squash and potato dishes.

Whole nutmeg freshly ground with a grater has a far superior flavor to ground, packaged nutmeg.

While no information is currently available on the antioxidant ability (or ORAC) of nutmeg, it is presumed to be high in antioxidants.

Selecting & Storing

Store in a cool, dark, dry place.

Special diets
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tsp(s)nutmeg

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Calories: 11

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.73 g
Saturated Fat
0.52 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.06 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
0 g
ALA
0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.99 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.57 g
Sugars
0.57 g
Fiber
0.42 g
Protein
0.12 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
2.04 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.06 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
1.52 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.03 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
0.18 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
3.68 mg
0%
Copper
0.02 mg
1%
Iron
0.06 mg
0%
Magnesium
3.66 mg
1%
Manganese
0.06 mg
3%
Phosphorous
4.26 mg
0%
Potassium
7 mg
0%
Selenium
0.03 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.32 mg
0%
Zinc
0.04 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0.32 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
1.8 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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