Organic mace (ground)
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Sizes available: 1/ 2lb and 1lb or larger sizes available upon request.
Savcorp's Ground Organic Mace is grown, harvested, dried and ground in Indonesia.
Mace is an aromatic spice ground from the dried lace-like sheaths of nutmeg seeds. It gives a wide range of dishes and drinks a fragrant aroma and a heat that is very similar to nutmeg but is more intense, more peppery and less sweet. (This has nothing to do with Mace which is used in some places as a defensive cayenne pepper spray, just in case you were wondering.)
The nutmeg seeds from which mace is obtained have a fascinating history. Until the mid-19th century, their only source was a group of tiny islands in Indonesia's Spice Islands archipelago that were part of a colonial-era land swap in which the British took Manhattan from the Dutch. .
Despite - or perhaps because of - mace's tropical origins, it's a perfect fall spice, frequently used in desserts such as custards and bread pudding (in which it's essential), cakes, cookies and drinks. It's also at home in savory dishes that incorporate pumpkin or butternut squash, including pies and soups, and it pairs well with cream and cheese-based recipes like gratins.
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