Nutmeg has a fresh, rich aroma and a woody, bittersweet flavour with hints of clove. It is warm and aromatic with a deep flavour.
Ground nutmeg can be added to both sweet and savory recipes. When using in cakes, breads, pastries, fruit dishes and pies, it pairs well with ginger, cinnamon and cloves. When used with lamb, meat stews, spinach dishes, veal, vegetable recipes and even pasta sauces, it pairs well with cumin, coriander, pepper and thyme.