Nutmeg does eventually go bad whether it's whole nutmeg or ground nutmeg.
The whole nutmeg can last for as long as 4 years before it goes bad but ground nutmeg usually goes bad within 2 years.
The nutmeg is sometimes safe to consume after those dates but it's not as fresh and may not taste as good.
It's best to use fresh nutmeg and use the nutmeg before it has time to go bad.
The fresher the nutmeg the better your foods will turn out to be.
Nutmeg will remain safe to consume or eat for even 5 years or longer after expiration date but it's best to eat the nutmeg or use the nutmeg while it's fresh and before it has time to expire.