Posted on: Fri, 05/28/1999 - 2:46pm
justinsmom's picture
Joined: 04/10/1999 - 09:00

Does anyone actually know what nutmeg is? I have done a search on this sight and others, and have not found a great deal of info. I have read that some people strictly avoid it and that others have no problem with it. I would appreciate any info you can give.


Posted on: Mon, 06/12/2000 - 12:26am
mkruby's picture
Joined: 05/01/2000 - 09:00

Bob, My boys have had nutmeg many times and have been fine..but I am sure this is an individual thing...will be interested to read about it though.

Posted on: Mon, 06/12/2000 - 6:27am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

I recently ordered a FAN flashback on Tree Nuts. In the very front they list different types of nuts including less common nuts. The last thing listed is Nutmeg & Mace. That is all I know.

Posted on: Mon, 06/12/2000 - 6:35am
rilira's picture
Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

I also have the FAN flashback on tree nuts. The nutmeg and mace fall under the category as being mistaken for nuts. They generally do not need to be avoided.
Nutmeg and Mace both are obtained from the tropical tree species Myristica fragans. The seed of this tree is the source of the nutmeg. Mace is the ground outer coating of the seed called aril.
Water chestnuts are also commonly mistaken as nuts. It is actually an edible portion of a plant root known as a crom.

Posted on: Mon, 06/12/2000 - 9:13am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you for clearing that up! I must have somehow missed that part where it says that they are mistaken for tree nuts. I got my book out and sure enough you are right!

Posted on: Sat, 09/28/2002 - 11:04am
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

And here is the true explanation!
i remembered this having come up before...sorry for raising 2 threads.

Posted on: Sun, 09/29/2002 - 1:22am
robinlp's picture
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

My son is allergic to peanuts/nuts, eggs, turkey, chicken and kiwi. He had a small reaction after eating pumpkin bread one day. I wonder if it was the nutmeg or maybe the cinnamon.

Posted on: Mon, 12/16/2002 - 3:15am
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

Raising again

Posted on: Fri, 05/28/1999 - 9:42pm
Mark's picture
Joined: 01/19/1999 - 09:00

The following link will give you a good definition/description of what nutmeg is:

Posted on: Sun, 05/30/1999 - 10:56am
brenda's picture
Joined: 01/22/1999 - 09:00

At the FAN conference someone asked about nutmeg and coconut and Dr. Sampson said peanut/nut allergic people did not have to avoid these (unless of course you specifically have an allergies to these). He said Coconut is actually a fruit and not a nut.

Posted on: Tue, 06/01/1999 - 5:41am
justinsmom's picture
Joined: 04/10/1999 - 09:00

Thank you for answering my question, I love having this board to turn to when I have one of those questions I just can't seem to get an answer to. Thankx again Donna


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