Nutmegs Whole. The evergreen nutmeg tree originated in Indonesia and is grown in most tropical areas. Nutmeg is the seed of the plant, Mace its dried outer covering. When grated it adds aromatic flavour to sweet and savoury recipes, try just a sprinkle in your pumpkin soup or in home-made rice pudding for extra Mmm factor. Storage: Cool, dry, dark & hygienic; away from strong odours. RH <65% Allowing free airflow. Protect from extremes of moisture, light & temperature.