Nutmeg

Nutmeg

Scientific Name :

Myristica Fragrans

Medicinal Value :

Used as drug in Eastern countries due to its stimulant, carminative, astringent and aphrodisiac properties.

Nutrient Value :

Vital B-complex vitamins including vitamin C, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A and many flavonoid anti-oxidants like beta-carotene and cryptoxanthins that are essential for optimum health.

Culinery and Other Values :

Used as condiment in sweet foods. Dutch dishes use the seasonings in ground form. Nutmeg oleoresin used in preparation of meat products, soups, sauces, baked foods, puddings etc. Nutmeg oil is used in cosmetics and toiletries.

Glossary :

  • English : Nutmeg
  • Tamil : Jaadhikai
  • Malayalam : Jathikka
  • Telugu : Jaikaaya / Jajikayi
  • Kannada : Jaika / Jajikai / Jeerake
  • Hindi : Jaiphal
  • Bengali : Jaiphal
  • Gujarati : Jayiphal
  • Konkani : Jaiphal
  • Marathi : Jayphal
  • Oriya : Jaiphala
  • Punjabi : Jaiphal
  • Kashmiri : Zaaphal
  • Urudu : Jaiphal