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Mace, Certified Organic
Mace, Certified Organic

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Mace is the outer, leathery aril of the nutmeg seed. Mace has the aroma of nutmeg, but with a lighter flavor, reminiscent of citrus, cinnamon, and clove.

Whole30 Approved USDA Certified Organic Gluten Free Non-GMO Non-Irradiated

Price: $4.99

Product Code: MACE

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Ground 0.5 oz Glass Bottle ($4.99)
Whole 0.5 oz Glass Bottle ($4.99)


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Species: Myristica fragrans

Other names: Pala

Appearance: Mace is the leathery aril that surrounds the nutmeg seed inside of the nutmeg fruit. When harvested, mace is the bright red and lightens to a golden-orange when dried.

Typically used: Freshly ground

Origin: Mace comes from the same plant as the nutmeg tree, as they are two parts of the same fruit. The nutmeg tree originates from the Spice Islands in Indonesia, also known as the Banda Islands

Flavor: Mace is not simply a “lighter nutmeg,” although that is often how it is described. Mace has its own distinct flavor, which is like a cross between nutmeg and coriander, with hints of citrus and cinnamon.

Aroma: Mace is wonderfully aromatic in a way that makes you want to take a deep breath, as you would with basil or mint.

Culinary uses: Mace is lovely and delicate where nutmeg would be too heavy. It pairs well with savory, tart, and floral dishes. Consider pairing it with meat dishes, stews, creamy soups, Indian curries, in yogurt, with root vegetables, or on fruit. Always add toward the end of cooking to avoid the spice turning from pungent to bitter.

"Mace is where the depth of spice meets the lilt of the floral. Where nutmeg deepens, mace elevates.” - Max Falkowitz

Other uses: Has been used as a digestive aid or to help increase circulation. Too much can cause gastric distress.

Fresh mace. [Photograph: ciamabue on Flickr]

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5 of 5 July 26, 2019
Reviewer: Alicia from Portland, OR United States  

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5 of 5 The Best August 29, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from California  
The spices are  so fresh and aromatic putting awesome flavor in all your dishes!

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5 of 5 Mace June 6, 2018
Reviewer: Gyatri Devi from Newton, MA United States  
Well packed; Arrived promptly; Accurate and complete order

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