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Nutmeg confusion!

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Tinysmith19 Sun 11-Nov-18 15:09:52

I proudly grated the black outside of nutmeg shell into my Christmas cake. Then I found the inside seed(too late!) Please tell me, am I not going to poison everyone? Only quarter of teaspoon. Help please

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YesILikeItToo Sun 11-Nov-18 15:11:56

Not at all sure that was a nutmeg tbh. I’ve never seen one in a shell. Did you see the mace (Lacey coating) surrounding the nutmeg when you found it inside? If not - definitely not a nutmeg.

hibouded Sun 11-Nov-18 15:13:52

What did you use OP?
Nutmeg is a whole solid thing so if you grated it everything would have turned up small.
What did you use?! smile

BentNeckLady Sun 11-Nov-18 15:15:15

I’ve never seen a nutmeg shell confused

Windgate Sun 11-Nov-18 15:19:54

Do you mean like this?

AdaColeman Sun 11-Nov-18 15:23:47

It will be fine if it was as in the picture above, you've used the mace, which has a stronger flavour than the nutmeg. Mace is usually sold separately.

Weedsnseeds1 Mon 19-Nov-18 12:48:09

You can get nutmegs in the shell from middle Eastern / Asian shops
You're supposed to crack the shell then use the seed. It won't kill anyone, just won't taste of nutmeg!

Weedsnseeds1 Mon 19-Nov-18 12:51:41

Like this - they don't have the mace in though, so must be different variety but taste the same

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