Today is Thursday. As usual I woke up. After taking my bath I did my meditation and I came to my kitchen and made organic breakfast and fennel and cardamom tea. Then I went to my backyard and sit near my pool area for a while. weather is warm today again. Two days ago we got Tropical storm and we are out of light for Two days. Light came today and we are fine but most of my produce is dying because of severe heat. I did a lot of hard work save it from insects by spraying organic insecticides and it did work but then severe heat for days keeps on destroying our crops. we are still trying our best to save what we can. After a little update what’s going on where we live right now, I am going to right about another excellent spice called nutmeg and its medicinal value. It comes from plant name mace. Its botanical name is Myristica fragrans. Its origin is in Indonesia in Banda. Its oil contains terpenes and phenylpropanoids including d-pinene, limonene, safrol and myristicin etc. We know nutmeg as a spice in deserts for its fragrance and a unique taste. It has a great medicinal value and some of its health benefits are listed below.
- Nutmeg has powerful compounds that has antioxidants in it. Antioxidants protected the body from free radical damage. Consuming nutmeg extract prevents the cellular damage.
- Nutmeg has powerful compounds called monoterpenes and sabinene, terpineol, and pinene that has anti-inflammatory effect that helps to reduce swelling and inflammation and cholesterol.
- It has antibacterial properties that can treat antibacterial infections in the body.
- By introducing high dosage of nut mug reduce high cholesterol levels.
- Nutmeg extract has an anti-depressant effect in humans. It helps to boost will help to decrease blood glucose levels in humans.
- It has great culinary value worldwide. In savory and sweet desserts. It has unique aroma and flavor.
I am going to share a unique sweet dish from India and north America you guys can make with nutmeg to savor and enjoy and benefits from its unique medicinal value. In Indian cuisine we call it kheer and in west they call it rice pudding. I am going to write its recipe.
- 1 cup of basmati rice.
- 4 cups of low-fat milk.
- One fourth cup of grated coconut.
- Half a tablespoon of ground nutmeg.
- Half cup of organic sugar
Take a pot and put four cups of reduced fat milk. On the stove and add warm milk and boil it for few minutes then add washed basmati rice. Then lower the heat and cook it until rice is soft and then add grated coconut in it. After that add half cup of organic sugar in it. Stir it constantly so it would not stick to the bottom. Then add half a tablespoon of nutmeg in it. Then stir it well and take it off the heat. Make sure kheer has consistency of pudding. Cool it down and put the kheer in the serving bowl and savor it. It is super delicious and nutritious. So that is today’s recipe. Make sure everything is organic to get its full benefits.