Grenada is by far one of my favorite Islands - filled with a delightful variety of fragrant aromas, flavors, and colors, It has been nicknamed the Spice Isle for its long history as one of the leading suppliers of spices like, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and ginger.🌶❣️🌶.
Grenada now produces about a third of the world's nutmeg and has more spices per square mile than any other place.
Spice plantations are a major part of the tourism industry.
Nutmeg and mace production has been part of Grenada’s history for well over 100 years, with the island ranking the second major international exporter in the world, after Indonesia.
The Island even has it’s own Nutmeg Spice Festival, such is its importance in culture and industry. The nutmeg is used as symbol on the national flag and many other promotional materials. ✨
Nutmeg is incorporated into so many products ... you can find it in ice creams, biscuits and cakes, confectionary, soaps, medicines, herbal remedies and essential oils, syrups, sauces and ketchups, jams and jellies, and liquors. Including freshly topped over a legendary Island Cocktail.
Mace (the red lacy substance that wraps around the nutmeg) is used as a preservative and to season soups, stews, sauces, and pickles.
Don’t miss visiting one of the nutmeg factories on the island and picking some Spices up when you do - however, they can easily be found in abundance around the Island , and can be bought on the streets and in local markets with ease. ✨
Have you visited Grenada ?
If so,what are some of your favorite Nutmeg treats ?. ✨