Whole Mace – 60g
Mace and Nutmeg often get mixed up which is understandable as they are obtained from the same evergreen tree, however they are different spices. Nutmeg is the seed found in the plum sized fruit of the evergreen tree, and Mace is the thin scarlet coloured shell which covers the Nutmeg. Mace is very similar in taste and aroma to Nutmeg, as they are both warm, nutty and sweet however it gives a slightly more subtle and delicate flavour than Nutmeg.
As Mace has a sweet, nutty flavour and aroma, it is ideal when used in sweet dishes to give a less robust flavour, but is also great in savoury dishes where Nutmeg would be overpowering. Mace is a perfect addition to white fish, chicken, pork, sausages, sauces, soups and works well with root vegetables.
Mace has a flavour described as a combination of cinnamon and pepper, a more pungent version of nutmeg. It is used in cakes, puddings, custards, souffles, sauces, soups, poultry, and fish.
It especially complements dishes with cherries or chocolate in.
Mace has a longer shelf life than other spices, if stored properly.