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Nutmeg Substitute



Nutmeg Substitute

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Don't let a lack of nutmeg keep you from making a recipe. Here are several suitable substitutes:

Best Bet: Mace. It's the outer membrane that surrounds nutmeg before it is harvested, so it shares a lot of the same flavors. Replace the nutmeg in your recipe with an equal amount of mace.

Still Good: Cinnamon, allspice, ginger or ground cloves. Replace measure for measure.

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