Nutmeg Oleoresin, a light yellow extracts of Nutmeg consists of Nutmeg butter & essential oil. The warming spice, once hailed as the preserve of affluent & wealthy in 17th centaury around, is popular for the depth of flavor it imparts to the food it is added. The intense spice with sweet & nutty flavor and distinctive fresh aroma has history of Spice Wars fought over it in past historical times & even its plant destruction to limits its availability. Nutmeg is highly valued for its flavoring, aromatic & medicinal properties.
The essential oil of nutmeg, also known as oil of myristica, contains myristicin, sabinene, terpenes, α or β pinene, safrole, cineole; constituents vary depending upon the source. The myristicin in nutmeg in higher dosage is considered as narcotic causing psychoactive effects & hallucinations. The butter of nutmeg contains both fixed oil & volatile oil and is high source of trimyristin & myristic acid. It also contains palmitic acid, lipids, fatty acids. Nutmeg butter finds it application as a substitute for cocoa butter. It is also used with other fats i.e cottonseed oil or palm oil, in pharmaceutical preparations, balms & lotions.
Nutmeg Oleoresins is used in meat preparations, sausages, bakery products, confectionary items. Nutmeg is treated as classic & tempting flavor to use in mocktails, cocktails & liquors. In cosmetic industry, it is used for perfumery applications in soaps, toothpastes, perfumes. It is very prominently used in medicinal & pharma ingredient to treat range of illnesses from nervous to digestive ailments. An anti-inflammation & counter-irritant, it is used to treat rheumatism, joint & muscle pains, nausea.
Botanical Sources: Extracts of Nutmeg or fruits of Myristica fragrans
1. Myristrin is considered as a brain tonic to fight against depression, anxiety, degenerative disease & treat Alzheimer’s.
2. Powerful & distinct flavor enhancer & aromatic agent
3. Helpful detoxifiers for liver & kidney
This product to be avoided in pregnancy & not be used more than permitted amount. It should be checked for usage in case of psychiatric illnesses as it known to cause hallucination & discomforts
1. FLAVORING AGENT: strong & exotic flavorant for meat products, dairy based items, desserts, bakery, confectionary, beverages & liquors
2. AROMATIC AGENT: use in perfumery, personal care & cosmetic products
3. THERAPEUTIC: antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, analgestic, psychoactive agent; used ingredient for medicinal preparations to treat rheumatism, neuralgic pains, cough syrups, skin care treatment, reduce insomania.
4. NUTRITIONAL: use to increase appetite, aids in digestion, detoxification, boost skin health