Ground nutmeg is a powdered spice derived from the seeds of the nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans). It has a warm, slightly sweet, and nutty flavor with hints of earthiness and a distinct aroma. Nutmeg is commonly used in both sweet and savory dishes, such as baked goods, desserts, soups, sauces, and beverages. It is often paired with cinnamon and cloves in spice blends like pumpkin spice. However, it is advised to use nutmeg sparingly as its intense flavor can easily overpower dishes.