Nutmeg blends well with other spices and is found in the ethnic cuisines of Italy, the Caribbean, France, India, Germany, Greece, Latin America, and the Middle East. The oval shaped seeds have a spicy flavor that enhances both sweet and savory foods.
Nutmeg is usually associated with sweet, spicy dishes — pies, puddings, custards, cookies and spice cakes. It is indispensable to eggnog and numerous mulled wines and punches. Honestly, it's excellent in white sauces!
Nutmeg is said to be a great cholesterol reducer and is often used help with flatulence.