My mom had visited us recently. On her way here she had also paid a visit to my grandmom in Kerala. From there she brought me this beautiful nutmeg fruit to show me and for the benefit of my lovely readers. My uncle in Kerala has a few nutmeg trees in his plantation.
...to expose and release the gorgeous mace covered nut.
Can you see how perfect the cut is in the centre? as if sliced through by a knife!
Truly amazing are the works and beauty of nature!
The mace and nut is then seperately sun-dried for use.
Well do you know what we did with the fruit? Mom prepared this finger-licking, lip smacking chutney out of it!!
The winner of the Teacher's day giveaway is Kathy Persons. Congratulations! will contact you through mail.
There will be more giveaways coming soon, stay tuned.This is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two different spices- the nutmeg and the mace. The nutmeg encased in mace is within this fruit. When it is ready the fruit naturally splits perfectly in the centre, while it is yet hanging on the tree...