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Nutmeg
Luxury resource
Nutmeg (Civ5)
Revealed by

N/A

Resource value

0 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, +2 20xGold5

Improvement

City, N/A

City value

0 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, 0 20xGold5

Required for Units: None

Buildings: None

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Game InfoEdit

Luxury resource added in Civilization V: Brave New World. Unique to Indonesia.

  • Base yield:
    • 2 20xGold5 Gold

StrategyEdit

Nutmeg is a unique luxury resource which appears only in one of the first three Indonesian cities built upon land other than the landmass their capital is on. As such, the resource appears straight into the city tile, is instantly accessed (doesn't need an improvement), and can never be lost because the city itself can never be razed.

Note that this resource overwrites the original resource on the tile (if any), so try not to settle these first three cities on top of other resources - you're going to lose these!

Historical InfoEdit

Nutmeg trees are evergreens indigenous to the Banda Islands in Indonesia. Nutmeg has been used in the culinary culture of several civilizations for centuries. In Penang cuisine it is often boiled or blended as a drink; in India it used as a sweet; and in Middle Eastern cooking it is used to spice savory dishes. But it was the discovery of the source of nutmeg in Indonesia in 1511 AD by the Portuguese explorer Albuquerque that set off the rush to import the spice to the tables of Europe.

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