Originally from the Banda Islands in Indonesia. Grown in India, Sri Lanka and Latin America.

Wood-like smell, slightly bitter but powerful flavor.

General benefits
Stimulates digestion, antispasmodic, prevents bloating, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, sedative and hallucinogenic.

Ayurvedic properties
Its taste is astringent, soft, warm and light. Reduces Vata and Kapha.

Culinary uses
It brings delicacy to potatoes and vegetables. Marries well with cabbage, stews, cheese-based casseroles, and desserts such as apple sauce or pears.

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