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What Is Nutmeg? Learn How to Cook With Nutmeg

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 11, 2021 • 4 min read

In the Middle Ages, nutmeg was worn as an amulet to fend off injury, disease, and evil forces. Meanwhile in East India and China, nutmeg was considered a powerful aphrodisiac. Although the days of touting nutmeg’s mystical powers have passed, this aromatic spice can still bring some magic to modern-day kitchens with its rich, warm flavors.