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Fun Fact Friday - Nutmeg

Nutmegs are awesome. Grind those suckers up and you have a potent spice to add to pretty much any meal. Feel like a warm apple pie with winter coming up? Sprinkle nutmeg on it and the flavour will explode in your mouth. Want some hot pumpkin soup to gulp down? Nutmeg. Some vegan eggnog for breakfast? Nutmeg. A high to rival an LSD trip? Nutmeg.

Wait, what?

True story, dudes. There is such a thing as a “nutmeg high”. Nutmeg contains this thing called myristicin, a natural compound that has mind-altering effects if you ingest large amounts of the spice. You’ll get a halucinogenic buzz that lasts for up to two days.

Now you may be going, “sweet! Cheep LSD!” Maybe so, but the trip you get won’t be worth it. After about half an hour of taking too much nutmeg, you’ll get the shits and puke everywhere. And a couple of hours later, your heart will palpitate more than the first time you saw your wife/husband/partner, but not in a nice way.

So, the long and short of it is, nutmeg tastes great and too much of it can make you feel really great. For a few minutes. Until you poop your pants and hope to the gods that your heart doesn't give out.

Dunno about you guys, but that’s not quite the trip we had in mind.



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