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Nutmeg comes from the seed of the nutmeg tree, which is botanically known as Myristica fragrans. The nutmeg tree is native to the Banda Islands of Indonesia. As of 2014, the tree is cultivated commercially in Malaysia, t... More »

Medications that come from plants include morphine, which originates from the opium poppy plant, and aspirin, which comes from the White Willow Tree, explains Harvard School of Public Health. Another example is vinblasti... More »

Plants come from seeds. A seed must have water, the right temperature and a good location, normally in soil, before it will germinate and begin growing into a plant. More »

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Ground mace is a ground spice that derives from the dried aril of the nutmeg seed. The aril, a net-like sheath, covers the nutmeg seed, which is otherwise called Myristica fragrans Houtt. More »

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Nutmeg is a spice native to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. It is the seed of the nutmeg tree and found inside of a fruit. The seed is ground into spice for use in cooking. Nutmeg is most familiar in the West as the main... More »

Ras el hanout is a North African spice blend normally consisting of coriander, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg and peppercorn as well as cloves, cardamom, paprika, cumin and turmeric. Depending on the shop, additional ingredients... More »