While nutmeg is a spice used sparingly in dishes, it can affect health in a variety of ways, mainly due to its nutritional content of vitamins, minerals and organic compounds associated with essential oils.
These beneficial ingredients include dietary fiber, manganese, thiamine, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium and copper.
The sweet, earthy, pine nut flavor of nutmeg is combined in both sweet and savory dishes in the kitchen, all over the world. Nutmeg can be added to cream sauces, vegetables, stewed vegetables, fruit pies, or as an aromatic garnish for hot drinks.
Nutmeg, because it has narcotic properties, is toxic in large doses. Absorption of a whole nut can cause intoxication, delirium and convulsions.