Introducing our Mace, a delicate and aromatic spice derived from the outer covering of the nutmeg seed, harvested from the Myristica fragrans tree. Native to the Spice Islands of Indonesia, mace has been a prized culinary and medicinal ingredient since ancient times, known for its warm, slightly sweet, and spicy flavor.
Mace is characterized by its vibrant, orange-red hue when fresh, which turns more amber as it dries. This lace-like aril of the nutmeg seed offers a flavor profile that is similar to nutmeg but more refined and subtle, with hints of cinnamon and pepper. Its aromatic warmth and complexity make it a favorite in baking, cooking, and the creation of spice blends. Mace is commonly used in sweet dishes like pies and puddings, as well as in savory dishes such as sauces, soups, and meat preparations, adding depth and a hint of exotic spice.
Beyond its culinary uses, mace is also known for its medicinal properties. It has been used traditionally to aid digestion, reduce nausea, and to alleviate pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Its essential oil is often used in aromatherapy and natural health products for its soothing and calming effects.
Our Mace is more than just a spice; it is a journey into the rich tapestry of flavors that have been treasured for centuries in cuisines around the world. Whether used to enhance the flavor of a dish or for its therapeutic properties, mace is a versatile and essential ingredient in any kitchen or wellness collection.
Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans
Also known as: Nutmeg Aril, Javitri, Macis, Muskatblüte, Noz Moscada, Fleur de Muscade, めえす, جوزة الطيب, 肉豆蔻花