Nutmeg: No Innocent Spice

Dec 12, 2012

Nutmeg processing plant in Gouyave, Grenada.
Nutmeg processing plant in Gouyave, Grenada.
Credit Flickr/Lee Coursey

Whether it’s sprinkled on a latte or baked into spice cookies, nutmeg is a pretty omnipresent seasoning during the holidays. But the history of this warming spice is centuries long. It’s also surprisingly sad and gruesome. Grab some eggnog and settle in as NPR’s Allison Aubrey explores the dramatic story of nutmeg.

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