Nutmeg Exporters India

Nutmeg, Myristica fragrans, is a tropical evergreen tree in the family Myristicaceae grown for its seeds which are used as spices. The nutmeg tree has natural conical shape with a…

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    Nutmeg Exporters India -Nutmeg, Myristica fragrans, is a tropical evergreen tree in the family Myristicaceae grown for its seeds which are used as spices. The nutmeg tree has natural conical shape with a grey-brown trunk and dark green glossy leaves. The branches of the tree spread in whorls and the leaves are oval or lanceolate in shape. Leaves are arranged alternately on the branches and are 5–15 cm (2–6 in) in length, smooth and lighter in color on the under side.

    The tree produces a clusters of numerous male flowers whereas the female flowers are produced solitary or in a maximum cluster of 3. The flowers are pale yellow and fragrant. The fruit of the nutmeg tree is a rounded fleshy berry which splits into two halves when it ripens. The seed inside is shiny dark brown and oval in shape. The seed coat is covered by lacy red aril which is attached at the base of the seed.

    Nutmeg trees can reach a height of 20 m (66 ft) and may live for upwards of 80 years. Nutmeg may also be referred to as mace and it is not known in a wild state. It likely originated from the Moluccan Islands, particularly the volcanic island of Banda.

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