Nutmeg is often used to add flavor to desserts such as apple pie and to drinks such as eggnog. The best way to store it is as a whole seed. A microplane can be used to grate off nutmeg as needed.
The nutmeg seed is surrounded by a red membrane called mace, which can also be used as a spice. The intensity of mace is somewhat less than that of nutmeg.Learn more about Beans & Nuts