herb  0007 mace

Myristica fragrans, known as Nutmeg, is a member of the Myristicaceae family native to a small volcanic island chain in Indonesia, historically known as the “Spice islands”. Mace is the thin, fragrant, leathery pulp, called an aril, that wraps around the nutmeg pit. Mace has a slightly lighter, more aromatic fragrance and flavor compared to nutmeg, yet with an abundance of shared chemistry and similar uses and applications.