The nutmeg tree is native to the Spice Islands, of Indonesia. Nutmeg has a distinctive fragrance and a slightly sweet taste. Nutmeg is used to flavor many kinds of baked goods, confections, puddings, potatoes, meats, sausages, sauces, vegetables, and such beverages as eggnog--it is a versatile spice no home should be without! Did you know that Connecticut is known as the nutmeg state?? In colonial times, nutmeg was one of the most sought after spices, so some unscrupulous peddlers figured out that if they carve local wood into fake nutmegs and then soaked them in nutmeg oil they could sell them to unsuspecting buyers. Don't worry, this is the real thing!
Meet Your Nutmeg Farmer
Like all of our other partner farmers, Carolyn and Mr White use a permaculture growing system--without knowing it! Everything from his orange grove to his coconut grove to his landscaping is chemical free and naturally grown with one plant complimenting the other!
Health Benefits of Nutmeg
According to www.livestrong.com nutmeg has antibacterial properties and contains ingredients that can help improve memory, benefit the heart, relax muscles and aid with digestion.
The White farmstead is located in the heart of the rain forest deep in a valley between 2 mountains. On a clear quiet day you can hear the 1,000 foot Barquedier waterfall which is only accessable after a 2 hour hike through the jungle.