African nutmeg is a brain-boosting seed that is most commonly referred to as “Ehuru” or
calabash nutmeg by local people. Known for its fragrant aromas and healing properties.
Our Nigerian/African nutmeg is used for a variety of homemade concoctions and tasty traditional recipes.
Where Does African Nutmeg Grow?
Most often grown in warm temperate regions, African nutmeg is a small hard-shelled
seed grown on trees native to the West African Evergreen Forest. Thanks to its
nutritional value and flavor, the seeds are often ground into a powder and used in food
Health Benefits of African Nutmeg
Rich in antioxidants, folic acid, and vitamin C, African nutmeg has been proven to
provide detoxifying benefits to the human body, weightloss support, headache
reduction, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Small but mighty, users can
remove the shell and chew on the seeds to achieve maximum benefits; keep in mind, a
little goes a long way!
African Nutmeg provides a rich source of:
● B-complex vitamins
Uses of Nigerian African Nutmeg
● Traditional Soups (Ogbono Soup, Gbanga): In Africa, a region where soups are a
fundamental aspect of nutrition, ground African nutmeg seeds provide a touch of authentic flavor. One or two teaspoons is plenty, as African nutmeg offers a
strong flavor that will grow with time as it sits.
● Baking and Salads: As a member of the custard apple family, Nigerian nutmeg is
often used to add a warm, earthy flavor to baked goods, stews, and even salads.
like Abacha and Ise Ewu.
● Medicinal Uses – With natural antimicrobial properties, African Nutmeg is often
used to treat headaches, arthritis, hemorrhoids and constipation.
Naturalike African Nutmeg
At Naturalike, we source all of our African Nutmeg leaves directly from the finest farms
in Nigeria. We form close relationships with local Nigerian farmers to ensure that we are
providing you with the 100% natural goodness and high-quality products that we have
become known to deliver.