Whole nutmeg seedsNutmeg is used for flavoring many dishes, usually in ground form. It is best grated fresh in a nutmeg grater. Use it all the way from Indian to European cusine, on desserts, or the well known eggnogg.Nutmeg is believed to be a good antibacterial that can even kill some cavity-causing bacteria. It also contains eugenol, which may be beneficial to the heart. Additionally, the myristicin found in nutmeg has been linked to the inhibition of an enzyme in the brain that contributes to Alzheimer’s disease and that improves memory.