The nutmeg tree is important for two spices derived from its fruit, nutmeg and mace. Nutmeg is the seed of the tree and it gives off a gentle fragrance of mint and bergamot. In cooking, nutmeg is a subtle spice with a sharp flavour of hazelnut and bitter lemon. It is used in small quantities to add an exotic flavour to many dishes.

Harvesting period: May to August

Quantity available for export:
approx 500 MT per year

Product specifications:

Nutmeg with shell:
Maximum moisture – 12%
Extraneous matter & insect infestation percent by 
mass – max 1%

Nutmeg without shell:
Maximum moisture – 8%
Extraneous matter & insect infestation percent by mass – max 1%