Nutmeg fruit

Nutmeg fruit

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Credit: DAVID NUNUK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Nutmeg fruit split open, revealing its seed. The aril (red) surrounding the seed is removed and dried to make mace, while the seed is dried and then ground or grated before use. Both mace and the nutmeg seed can be used in a variety of sweet or savoury recipes. Photographed in Grenada.

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Keywords: aril, botanical, botany, caribbean, cooking, crop, cuisine, exposed, fruit, grenada, harvest, leaf, leaves, mace, myristica fragrans, nature, nutmeg, one, open, part, parts, reproduction, reproductive, ripe, seed, single, spice, split, structure, west indies

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