Two main origin oils are traded; Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Sri Lankan nutmeg oil is lower in volume and is typically used for fragrance applications. Indonesian nutmeg oil is used mainly for flavour applications.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period Year round
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors spicy, woody, terpene, nutmeg, powdery
Common Applications allspice, cola, spice, oriental
Appearance Pale yellow To yellow brown liquid
Optical Rotation +8.0 to +30.0
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.4720 - 1.4880
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.876 - 0.919
Flash Point ℃ 43°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.