Nutmeg has a hot, spicy fragrance and taste and can be used in sweet and savory cooking. The tough brown seed from the nutmeg tree has a hot, spicy-sweet taste. Nutmeg has been used as a remedy for various ailments or to improve health in general. It is used to flavour cakes, pudding, apple pie and custard.
It is also used in warming beverages all over the world, like tea, mulled wine, and eggnog.