#8 Nutmeg Powder
This classic baking spice is actually the dried seeds of the fruit born on trees that produce another popular ingredient, mace. Nutmeg is prized for its camphor-like aroma and a spicy, sweet flavor with mild hints of clove. It is widely used to add an intense, piney aroma to pastries, sweet rolls, desserts and pies. In addition to sweet dishes, nutmeg compliments fiery spices well and is often used in savory dishes such as soups, meatballs, lamb and sweet potatoes. This warm, piquant and nutty condiment is a great substitute to sugar for making a healthy meal without compromising on the flavor quotient.