If you love to eat flavorful & super aromatic Indian food then you will definitely know what it is. It is one of the key spices that brings aroma to food. Yes, I am talking about jaiphal. Though Indonesia is the major producer of this spice. But it is a very popular spice in India. I think many of you did not understand what it is. Right? Then what is jaiphal in English? What is jaifal meaning in English? Do you know?
What is jaiphal in English meaning?
Myristica fragrans is the scientific name of jaiphal tree. It is known as nutmeg in English.
What is nutmeg?
It is nothing but a seed of the tree. People make powder of the seeds and add it to various recipes. You can buy it whole or powder form. Mace spice is obtained from the same tree. Mace is a reddish cover over the seeds. That is why many people find similarities in the aroma of both spices. But nutmeg spice is much stronger than mace.
Benefits of nutmeg (or jaifal)
Are you interested to know the health benefits of this spice? Do you? I mean really? It needs a very small amount to make a dish more flavorful and aromatic. Still, do you really want to know the benefits of this nutmeg spice? Common, is it not enough that it makes your food more enjoyable?
somebody also claims that if you consume a heavy amount of nutmeg then it may cause an allergic reaction. Bu why you will consume such an amount? Is there any reason? I can not find any.
Usage of nutmeg (jayfal)
This aromatic spice is used to make various kinds of spicy dishes. It is also used to make biryani, pulao etc. It is widely used to make flavorful mutton dishes. It is often used to make various kinds of non-vegetarian items.