Fruit Nutmeg or Myristica fragrans have scientific language is a tree-shaped plant. Nutmeg tree is derived from the Banda Islands, Maluku. Nutmeg plants have two homes or often called and known as dioecious male trees and female trees. Berebntuk nutmeg elliptical leaves and trim. While his lonjung shaped like a lemon and has a yellow color and wrapped meat has a distinctive aroma. When the nutmeg fruit is ripe, the skin and the flesh will be open, the seeds will look like wrapped in red mace. Nutmeg has a brown color.
(see also: pakan burung)
Nutmeg can be grown in areas with an average rainfall around 2,656 mm / year with approximately 167 days of rain throughout the year. nutmeg can grow well in areas with an altitude between 0 to 700 m above sea level. While the temperature needed to grow nutmeg tree is between 25o C to 35o C in soil that has a pH of 5.5 to 7. In Indonesia alone, nutmeg can flourish in the region of Banda, Maluku.
Types of Fruit Nutmeg
There are several types of nutmeg Myristica succadewa NW cultivated as many live in areas of Ternate. This kind Pala Pala often called Patani. The second type is the nutmeg Myristica Warb Speciosa, better known by the name of Pala Forest, and even some who call Pala Bacan. The third type of Nutmeg is Myristica Schefferi Warb and often referred to Pala Pala Gosoriwonin or Onin. Type nutmeg Myristica fragrans is the fourth Houtt or better known as Pala Banda. The fifth type is Nutmeg Myristica Argantea Warb or better known as the Papuan nutmeg. The sixth is the type of nutmeg Myristica tingens BL or better known as Pala Tertia. And the seventh is the type of nutmeg Myristica sylvestris Houtt or better known as the Bird Pala.
Species: M. fragrans
Nutmeg Fruit Ingredients and Benefits
(see also: pakan burung cendet)
Nutmeg can produce essential oils. Additionally, nutmeg contains a lot of protein, fat, starch sugars, vitamin A, vitamin B1 and vitamin C. Since the first, known as the nutmeg that efficacious herbal medicine to treat stomach spasms, as well as various other diseases such as dysentery, diarrhea, nausea, heartburn, vomiting, heartburn, bloating, rheumatism, and hoarseness. In addition, the nutmeg is believed to prevent sleeping disorders are often experienced by infants and children.