Nutmeg, a popular baking spice, is the hard pit of the fruit of the nutmeg tree. Freshly grated whole nutmeg is more flavorful than prepackaged ground nutmeg.
To grate whole nutmeg:
Use a special nutmeg grater, the best tool for grating whole nutmeg. Draw the nutmeg against the holes of the grater. The unused portion may be stored in the small compartment of the grater.For other spices, see allspice, aniseeds, caraway, cardamom, cayenne pepper, chili powder, Chinese five-spice powder, cinnamon, cloves, coriander seeds, cumin, curry powder, fennel seeds, garam masala, ginger, juniper berries, mace, paprika, pepper, peppercorns, saffron, Sichuan pepper, star anise, sumac, and turmeric.