Calabash, African or Jamaican nutmeg (Monodora myristica)— comes from evergreen forests of West Africa. Can be ground, grated or use whole. Also, can be roasted to intensify its flavor. Calabash nutmeg’s warm, nutty taste has a deeper woodiness, and ideal for use as a seasoning in savory dishes like soups and stews or sweet desserts like cake and pudding.
Calabash nutmeg also used in traditional medicinal purposes for its antimicrobial and a stimulant property.