NUTMEG HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

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HEALTH BENEFITS

Nutmeg and mace spice contains many plant-derived chemical compounds that are known to have been anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties.

The spicy nut contains fixed oil trimyristin and many essential volatile oils such as which gives a sweet aromatic flavor to nutmeg such as myristicin, elemicin, eugenol and safrole. The other volatile-oils are pinene, camphene, dipentene, cineole, linalool, sabinene, safrole, terpeniol.

The active principles in nutmeg have many therapeutic applications in many traditional medicines as anti-fungal, anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, digestive, and carminative functions.

This spice is a good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese and copper are used by the body as co-factors for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and as a co-factor for cytochrome oxidases enzymes.

It is also rich in many vital B-complex vitamins, including vitamin C, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A and many flavonoid anti-oxidants like beta-carotene and cryptoxanthin that are essential for optimum health.

Nutritional value

Nutritional value:  100 g

Principle

Nutrient Value

Percentage of RDA

Energy

525 Kcal

26

Carbohydrates

49.29 g

38%  

Protein

5.84 g

10%

Total Fat

36.31 g

180%

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

20.8 g

55%

VITAMINS

Folates

76 µg

19%

Niacin

1.299 mg

8%

Pyridoxine

0.160 mg

12%

Riboflavin

0.057 mg

4%

Thiamin

0.346 mg

29%

Vitamin-A

102 IU

3.5%

Vitamin C

3 mg

5%

ELECTROLYTES

Sodium

16 mg

1%

Potassium

350 mg

7.5%

MINERALS

Calcium

184 mg

18%

Copper

1.027 mg

114%

Iron

3.04 mg

38%

Magnesium

183 mg

46%

Manganese

2.900 mg

126%

Phosphorus

213 mg

30%

Zinc

2.15 mg

20%

PHYTO-NUTRIENTS

Carotene-ß

16 µg

--

Crypto-xanthin-ß

90 µg

--

Lutein-zeaxanthin

0 µg

--

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