Nutmeg's surprising history

11/27/2012 | National Public Radio

The aroma and flavor of nutmeg may stir up the warm and fuzzy feelings of the holidays, but the spice has an unexpected bloody past. The highly sought-after spice motivated the Dutch to torture and massacre Indonesian producers to gain control of the trade, and it is rumored that the Dutch even traded the city of Manhattan to procure the spice.

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