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Nutmeg is the seed or ground spice of several species of the genus Myristica.

 

Myristica fragrans (fragrant nutmeg or true nutmeg) is a dark-leaved evergreen tree cultivated for two spices derived from its fruit: nutmeg, from its seed, and mace, from the seed covering.

 

It is also a commercial source of an essential oil and nutmeg butter.

 

The California nutmeg, Torreya californica, has a seed of similar appearance, but is not closely related to Myristica fragrans, and is not used as a spice. 

 

Indonesia is the main producer of nutmeg and mace.

 

If consumed in amounts exceeding its typical use as a spice, nutmeg powder may produce allergic reactions, cause contact dermatitis, or have psychoactive effects.

 

Although used in traditional medicine for treating various disorders, nutmeg has no scientifically confirmed medicinal value.