Originating from Eastern Indonesia, Nutmeg is really the pit of a fruit and not a nut at all. Nutmeg was heavily traded in the 16.th century when Portuguese ships sailed to India and the famed Spice Islands. Today it is used in Western, Italian and Dutch cuisines to flavour cakes, pasteries, pastas, and cheese. Try grating a little whole nutmeg over lightly sautéd spinach for a delightful treat. Organic.