Mace 100G



Origin: Indonesia. Mace is the lacy red covering that grows around the nutmeg seed. It is in fact an aril, a fruit part whose colour & sugars attract birds to carry it & the seed away so that the plant may spread its seed & procreate. ('Lacy red covering ... attract birds ... procreate,' am I still talking about mace, or am I talking about the dating game?) The mace is harvested at the same time as the nutmeg. It is allowed to dry & then ground. Mace works really well in dishes based on cream, milk or eggs & some meat dishes eg, bechamel sauce, eggnog, hotdogs & sausages. Mace is also an integral ingredient of Ras el hanout, a traditional Moroccan spice blend