Some Facts About NUTMEG:
- Ground nutmeg is smoked in India.
- In amounts of 10-40 g (~4-8 teaspoons) it is a mild to medium hallucinogen, producing visual distortions and a mild euphoria.
- Nutmeg oil is used for rhuematic pain and, like clove oil, can be applied as an emergency treatment to dull toothache.
- At one time, nutmeg was one of the most valuable spices. It has been said that in England, several hundred years ago, a few nutmeg nuts could be sold for enough money to enable financial independence for life.
Taste: 2/5. I didn't hate it - but the partnership of nutmeg and spinach just didn't do anything for me, wasn't palatable at all and after frying in the butter the spinach was quite watery.. First time I haven't eaten all of my spinach - I MUCH prefer to put the spinach in a pan with some olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
Would I make again: NO. What I prefer is not only tastier, but I only cook the spinach once.
Recipe here: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/WILTED-SPINACH-WITH-NUTMEG-BUTTER-240983