Nutmeg & Mace

From the low ranges of Idukki 

  The uniqueness of our Nutmeg and Mace  

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Nutmeg and Mace, two incredible spices coming from the same tree have found their way into many sweet and savoury dishes around the world. While nutmeg is the seed, mace is the aril spread over the nutmeg seed coat. Although the origins remain same, the flavours differ vastly. Nutmeg has a sweet, woody and floral aroma with complex flavours. On the other hand the thin leathery mace has a milder flavour than nutmeg and has warm and finer aroma. Mace is red when freshly harvested and remain red when it is dried, however as time passes, turns reddish orange and yellow in colour. Our nutmeg comes with its shell. We do so to retain flavours and aroma and to increase the shelf life.

Naturally grown

Tree ripened (Fallen ones are discarded )

Immediately cured at the farm 

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From the same tree, same fruit, yet so distinct in texture, flavour and aroma.

Nutmeg tree
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Nutmeg apple
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Nutmeg tree

Nutmeg apple ready to be harvested

Nutmeg covered with a leathery aril tissue, mace.

Nutmeg with shell

Mace after drying

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Who grows our Nutmeg & Mace ?

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Micheal, in his farm in the low ranges of Idukki, cultivates nutmeg along with other crops like pepper and rubber. He uses traditional methods to grow his crops chemical-free. From only harvesting the tree ripened fruits to curing the seeds in own facility at the farm, Micheal has perfected processing nutmeg and its mace over the years. We have been associated with him for 3 years now.

Michael

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In the Murickasery village in the midlands of Idukki, Thomas grows nutmeg in his farm chemical-free.  By harvesting only the tree ripened fruits and curing it at his own farm simultaneously, he ensures that the quality is not compromised. We have been associated with him for a year now.

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How it reaches you?

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Elevation below  of 700-600m is considered ideal for growing nutmeg trees. And the low ranges of Idukki offers just the same. Our farmer grows nutmeg trees, not the wild variety, in the traditional methods, thus making it chemical free.

 

A crucial step towards quality nutmeg and mace is proper harvesting and processing. Our farmer harvests only the tree ripened fruits, meaning the fallen fruits are avoided. The seed and the aril (mace) are separated from the fruits manually and are dried in a dryer at the farm immediately. This shortening of the time from harvesting to processing significantly lowers the chances of any microbial attacks of the nutmeg. The nutmeg is cured by our farmers at a facility separately

WhatsApp Image 2022-08-27 at 1.33.38 PM.jpeg

Micheal, in his farm in the low ranges of Idukki, cultivates nutmeg along with other crops like pepper and rubber. He uses traditional methods to grow his crops chemical-free. From only harvesting the tree ripened fruits to curing the seeds in own facility at the farm, Micheal has perfected processing nutmeg and its mace over the years. We have been associated with him for 3 years now.

Michael

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In the Murickasery village in the midlands of Idukki, Thomas grows nutmeg in his farm chemical-free.  By harvesting only the tree ripened fruits and curing it at his own farm simultaneously, he ensures that the quality is not compromised. We have been associated with him for a year now.

SITHOSH K THOMAS

An elevation of 700-800m is considered ideal for growing nutmeg trees. And the low ranges of Idukki offers just the same. Our farmer grows nutmeg trees, not the wild variety, in the traditional methods, thus making it chemical free.

 

A crucial step towards quality nutmeg and mace is proper harvesting and processing. Our farmer harvests only the tree ripened fruits, meaning the fallen fruits are avoided. The seed and the aril (mace) are separated from the fruits manually and are dried in a dryer at the farm immediately. This shortening of the time from harvesting to processing significantly lowers the chances of any microbial attacks of the nutmeg. The nutmeg is cured by our farmer at a facility separately