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50 lb. Bag3 Business Days $267.50 ($5.35/lb)
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1 Pallet of 50 lb Bags (2,000 lbs.)3 Business Days $8,700.00 ($4.35/lb)
minus plus 2000.000000 0 lbs.
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Product Origin Indonesia
Standard Plate Count (CFU/g) 50,000 maximum
Yeast / Mold / Coliform (CFU/g) 500 max / 500 max /100 max
E Coli None Detected
Salmonella None Detected
Storage & Shelf Life
Shelf Life 24 months
Storage Below 80F and 70% humidity

Where is nutmeg cultivated?

Nutmeg is primarily grown in Indonesia and Grenada. It harvested from evergreen trees. After the nut of the fruit is harvested, the outer arils are removed from the kernel and the arils are dried and ground. The arils become mace while the dried kernels turn into the spice nutmeg. 

Here at Olam, we source dried kernels from local processors in Indonesia and bring them to our facility near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for final processing. Because of nutmeg’s relatively high volatile oil (VO) content, this grinding takes place in a cryomill. This cryomill keeps the temperature of the mill at a relatively low temperature to preserve the VO of the spice. 

In 2014 Olam’s Vietnam business saw the opportunity to expand into new products such as nutmeg by leveraging our superior sourcing ability in the Asia region. With the supply chain already in place we built a state of the art grinding facility to meet the markets demands.

Applications for bulk ground nutmeg

So, when can I use ground nutmeg? Ground nutmeg has many applications, including: 

  • Used in desserts, such as apple or pumpkin pie
  • Sprinkled over beverages, such as eggnog, chai or foamy coffee drinks
  • Paired with cheese dishes to highlight the contrasting flavors
  • Included in spice blends such as curry or Morrocan 7 seven spice 

History of nutmeg

Nutmeg comes from Myristica fragrans, also known as the nutmeg tree. It originates from Banda, the largest of the Molucca spice islands of Indonesia. It is believed that nutmeg was discovered as early as the 1st century A.D. 

However, it wasn't until the 1600’s, when nutmeg became a coveted spice, due to the low availability, the Dutch began a war in an attempt to control the world’s nutmeg production.

More Information
Ships In3 Business Days
Box Dimensions17"L x 17"H x 13"W
Pallet Dimensions48"L x 40"W x 90"H
Ships FromMerced, CA or Edison, NJ
Shipping Details

Let us do the heavy lifting! We offer competitive shipping rates to the contiguous United States. Depending on your total order weight, you will have the option to select from the following shipping methods.

  • Free Ground Shipping (samples only)

  • FedEx Ground or 2-Day Parcel (add your product to the cart to get a live rate

  • Less-Than-Truckload Freight for orders over 150 pounds. No surprises. We offer fixed table rate shipping. View rates

  • Full-Truckload Freight for orders over 19,000 pounds

  • Customer Pick-Up we know some customers have preferred shipping providers, so we allow any orders over 500 pounds the option to pick up their order at our facilities. To learn more about the process visit our warehouse information section.


Nutmeg Product Specification

Customer Questions
How do I pick up my order from Olam's warehouse?

If you are picking up your order, first check your order acknowledgement to determine the location of the plant/warehouse where your order is being processed. ( Your Order Acknowledgement was emailed to you 1-2 days after you placed your order). Have your Olam Sales Order Number handy. Next, simply refer to the Warehouse Contact Information to get contact information for your applicable warehouse then simply set-up an appointment for the ship date.

What size are samples?

Samples are all 8 ounces. If you require a larger sample, please contact us at OlamSpices-Sales@olamnet.com.

How many samples can I order?

We offer 5 free samples in a 30-day period. If you require more samples, please contact us at OlamSpices-Sales@olamnet.com and we can assist!

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