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Myristica fragrans, besides functioning as an enhancer for the aroma of cooking, it is also believed to be a spice boosting male stamina

Noix de muscade is sold either pre-grated or as a nut in a jar with a teeny tiny grater included. It’s an essential ingredient in many French dishes, from béchamel, gratin dauphinois to quiche Lorraine. It’s also one of the four spices in quatre épices.

Herbs and spices

Text © Dana Facaros

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