Nutmeg is the seed or ground spice of several species of the genus Myristica. Myristica
fragrans (fragrant nutmeg or true nutmeg) is a dark-leaved evergreen tree cultivated for two
spices derived from its fruit: nutmeg, from its seed, and mace, from the seed covering. It
is also a commercial source of an essential oil and nutmeg butter. The California nutmeg,
Torreya californica, has a seed of similar appearance, but is not closely related to
Myristica fragans, and is not used as a spice. If consumed in amounts exceeding its typical
use as a spice, nutmeg powder may produce allergic reactions, cause contact dermatitis, or
have psychoactive effects. Although used in traditional medicine for treating various
disorders, nutmeg has no known medicinal value.
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