Mace

Mace is the netlike waxy red covering which covers nutmeg seeds. The flavor is similar to that of nutmeg, and has a wide range of uses from deserts to a range of savory items such as curries, soups and meats.

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Did you Know?

Grenada, a Caribbean island, has the symbol of a nutmeg on its national flag

 

How it Grows

Nutmeg comes from the fruit  of a 15-20m evergreen tree, native to Moluccas in East Indonesia. This tree yeilds two spices; nutmeg, the kernel of the fruit and mace, the net like covering of the seed.

Flavour

Mace, like nutmeg, has a warm sweet flavor, but is much milder than nutmeg. As such it is mostly used in recipes which are delicately flavored

Health Benefits

Mace can be used to remedy a number of stomach ailments from digestive tract infections to nausea. It has also been known to reduce eczema when applied externally