How expensive was nutmeg?
nutmeg was as expensive as gold. it was to expensive to import and export
Nutmeg as expensive as gold during 17th and 18 th century because it is only found in some parts of ASIA and it was very difficult to transport it to INDIA through sea routes because at that time their was no more modes of transports for long distance. Thus there was very danger from pirates, robbers and after all reach to India. Therefore it was very expensive. FROM PRASHANT JOSHI B.P.S M.V PH-3
If you look at a whole nutmeg when it grows, there is a lacy-looking cover over the nut. That is mace. Under is it the nutmeg. Their flavors are similar but different. Mace is softer in flavor than nutmeg, and can be used anywhere you would use nutmeg. Note - with nutmeg, buy it whole and great it fresh for the best flavor.
Nutmeg is actually fairly toxic, but the amount of nutmeg that would need to be smoked makes dying from smoking it unlikely, especially since some of the active compounds are destroyed by heating. Smoking nutmeg is generally not advised, as the effects from nutmeg are usually undesirable and unpleasant.