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Nutmeg: useful properties

mace "prisemennik" - it is okolodnaya plenochka bright red color, try to remove it intact.Walnut is extracted from the fruit, and the color (mace) are collected, placed on bamboo flooring and dried in the open sunlight.When the color loses its elasticity and juiciness, it is squeezed with special devices to shape in the form of plates.Then finally dried mace, until it becomes brittle and reaches a bright yellow color.Then it was packaged in a special container.The most valuable is considered to Penang bandansky color and higher grades.

Nutmeg - is the seed of a drupe-muskatnika fragrant.Dried in special kilns bamboo over wood smoldering charcoal.The drying process lasting 1.5 to 3 months.Nuts stir constantly until they become reddish-brown in color.After that, the seed coat split wooden mallets.Further purified nucleoli lowered into the mortar to protect against mold and insects, and then another, finally dried 2 - 3 weeks.

mace and nutmeg are very similar in flavor and taste.But the flower is cha

racterized by a fresh scent with a slight tinge of aroma roots.Taste the colors slightly bitter, but the taste more intense nut and sweet.Take into account that you need to add nuts in moderation, no more than 1 mg.The aroma of walnut is very dependent on its shape: round and large nuts have rich aroma finer than elongated.

Entitled nutmeg can hide the fruits of a variety of plants.For example, Madagascar is considered the fruit of a nut camphor exotic wood and California walnut - tree with an unpleasant odor.Therefore, only the fragrant muskatnik was always and remains a legendary pearl that appeared on the islands of spices.

Confectionery and cooking - the main scope of nutmeg and mace.Ground nutmeg part of the spice mixture and sdabrivaniya bakery products.With nutmeg and cook spicy pickled herring, smoked fish, spicy small fish, main dishes prepared from beef, veal, lamb, pork, game and poultry.Often used for dishes of cabbage and cauliflower, kohlrabi, sorrel and spinach, celery, onions, mushrooms and potatoes.Use in cereals, flour and egg dishes.Indispensable in the manufacture of certain types of cookies, cakes, gingerbread, cakes and puddings.Nutmeg lay the dough kneading and in a dish before the end of cooking.It is used in grated, chopped and crushed form.Muscat oil part of the spice mixtures for smoked chicken and sausage products, flavoring sweets, spirits and cocktails served before a meal and just as hot wine punch, milk beverage, cocoa, coffee, and tea leaves.To obtain nutmeg butter, nutmeg purified steam distilled to give 1 liter of oil of 7 - 10 kg nuts.From mace prepared essence (matsisnoe oil).This oil - very fragrant colorless liquid.It is used for sauces, mustard, pickled vegetables.Nutmeg combined with the mace is used to make a mixture of "curry" and "dry spirits" in industrial production and in small amounts included in the components of the Pepsi-Cola and Coca-Cola.

In medicine, nutmeg - is one of the best spices, is used to enhance the absorption of food, mostly in the small intestine.Has astringent and carminative calming effect, increases libido.Nutmeg is used for the treatment of insomnia, impotence, helps with general fatigue, energizes, stimulates blood circulation, appetite, eliminate bad breath, treating cholelithiasis has larvicidal action, so is used to destroy the larvae of arthropods and worms.Mimics the hormone estrogen, normalizes menstruation, reduces pain, increases uterine contractions.Nutmeg strengthens memory, normalizes brain activity and increases blood flow to the brain.Treats benign tumors, for example, breast.Due to warming effect, oil is good for arthritis, rheumatism and muscle pain.Typically used in combination with vegetable oil (5 drops per 10 ml oil) for grinding.With regular use of nutmeg it has anti-aging properties, as has been successfully used for the treatment of phlebitis and varicose veins of the lower extremities.Nutmeg, thanks to a sharp, astringent taste is used to treat diarrhea, as well useful to children, as a sedative during teething.

When used nutmeg should consider precautions.In case of overdose nut causes hallucinations, accompanied by headache, dizziness and palpitations.Even 3 - 4 nut may have narcotic effect.This is due, part of the essential oil myristicin, excessive amounts of which can cause convulsions, stroke, or even death.Safrole, a part of the oil has kontseragennym property.Oil is not recommended for people suffering from oncological diseases, pregnancy and breastfeeding.The main criterion is pikuchest walnut taste and therefore the nut pikuchee, the greater its power.Wash down the nut should be chefirom, t. E. Strong tea, and after 2 - 3 hours manifests its action.Here's a he, nutmeg, useful properties which will be useful to you!