Many thanks to Johnny from Bree Belgium for sending in the following question. He asked what is fresh ground nutmeg powder? Fresh ground nutmeg powder is when you take the whole nutmeg seed, and grind it fresh with a grinder. I have found that fresh ground nutmeg has a much richer and more delicious flavor than preground store bought nutmeg. Preground nutmeg powder seems to have lost much of it's original flavor during the processing phase, and in some cases the ground nutmeg can be quite old. So if you don't have your own spice grinder for nutmeg and cinnamon, then you are really missing out on an essential baking necessity. I haven't used preground cinnamon or nutmeg for years, as I only use home ground spices. The flavor is just so good, that once you start grinding your own spices, you will never be able to bake without them again.