Cookbook:Calabash Nutmeg

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Calabash Nutmeg
CategoryHerbs and spices

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Spices and herbs

Calabash nutmeg, also called African nutmeg or ehuru, is the dried seed of Monodora myristica.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Inside its outer shell, calabash nutmeg takes the form of an oblong seed.[1] These seeds are dried and ground to produce an aromatic spice with very similar characteristics to nutmeg but somewhat earthier.[1][2]

Use[edit | edit source]

Calabash nutmeg is common in Nigerian cuisine, where it is used as both a spice and thickener.[2] It can be incorporated into both sweet and savory dishes.[1]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b c "What is calabash nutmeg? This African spice adds warmth to any dish". 2021-05-10. Retrieved 2024-02-01.
  2. a b "Calabash_nutmeg". Retrieved 2024-02-01.