Mace (Myristica fragrans from the Myristicaceae
family) is the scarlet lacy covering which
surrounds the hard black shell of the nutmeg.
The flavour is aromatic, sweet, warm and
rich. Indonesia and Grenada are the world's
main sources of mace and nutmeg.
The history of mace is closely tied to
the history of nutmeg for obvious reasons,
though the two items have been treated separately.
Because the yield of mace is much less than
Nutmeg's it has had greater value. A pile
of fruit large enough to make one hundred
pounds of nutmeg produces a single pound
of mace. When the Dutch controlled the Moluccas
(the Spice Islands), one colonial administrator
sent orders that the colonists should plant
fewer nutmeg trees and more mace trees.
It is sweet and fragrant, similar to nutmeg,
but stronger, with a warm, sharp, aromatic,
intense and slightly sweeter flavour than
Mace and nutmeg are very similar, though
mace is somewhat more powerful. Mace is
a lighter colour and can be used in light-coloured
dishes where the darker flecks of nutmeg
would be undesirable. Small amounts will
enhance many recipes, adding fragrance without
imposing too much flavour.
Plantation - fresh
Spice Route Nutmeg
Spice Route Mace comes from our plantations
in Rajapara, Kerala - India. Mace is carefully
handpicked and processed using a unique
post-harvest technique wherein its essential
oils, aroma, flavour and freshness are retained
for longer periods.
Spice Route Mace is available in eco-friendly
PET jars and flexible refill pouches with
zip-lock technology to ensure that you get
all the natural aroma, flavour and freshness
every time you buy.
Retail packs - 25g dispenser jars
Bulk quantities - as per your requirements