Mace Powder

Mace Powder

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Mace is a spice made from the gum-like reddish substance that cradles the seed of Myristica fragrans, an evergreen species of tree native to Indonesia.

This seed, or nut, is better known to most people as nutmeg. Ground mace has a milder flavor than nutmeg, but is bolder in color.

The spice is widely used to flavor foods and beverages in Asian, Indonesian and Middle Eastern cuisines.

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quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound4.5
active compoundsVolatile oil containing myristicin.
plant part usedseed hull

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in an airtight container in a cool, dark and dry location.
appearance & aromaRuddy-colored powder with a deep, spicy fragrance.


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cosmeticCombine with arrowroot and to make a natural foundations, bronzers and eye shadows.
culinaryUse as a baking spice, to flavor mulled wine and cider and to add warm spice to roasted winter vegetables.
aromaticCombine with other spices in incense blends.
industrialUsed as a flavoring and coloring agent in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

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flavor profile


With a flavor described as a cross between cinnamon and black pepper, mace blends well with other warm, aromatic spices.

formulas & recipes


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what else you should know


Mace is a spice produced from the dried and ground leathery covering that adheres to the seed of Myristica fragrans, otherwise known as common nutmeg. As spices, ground nutmeg and ground mace share similar flavor profiles, although the latter is milder and not as sweet.

This common baking spice is a traditional ingredient in spice blends that flavor pumpkin pie, mincemeat and mulled wine and cider. Mace is also used in Indian, Asian, Indonesian and Middle Eastern cuisines to enhance a variety of sweet and savory foods.

Description: The nutmeg tree is native to Indonesia. It grows as high as 40 feet and is an evergreen tree. It has a strong aroma and yellow flowers that adorn the limbs. It takes almost 10 years for the tree to bear viable fruit. The fruit of the tree is picked when it ripens. It is then separated into nutmeg seeds and mace.

Safety: Pregnant women should not use mace. Don't take more than 3 g of mace per day. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

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