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Frontier Mace Ground ORGANIC 1.76 oz. Bottle Frontier Mace Ground ORGANIC 1.76 oz. Bottle (Myristica fragrans)
Frontier Mace Ground ORGANIC 1.76 oz. Bottle
Frontier Mace Ground ORGANIC 1.76 oz. Bottle
Size: 1.76 oz.
Price: $9.19
Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans Houtt.
Suggested Uses: Organic ground mace, to impart warm, spicy flavor in soups, sauces, stews and baked goods.

Product Notes: Mace is the reddish, lacy covering of the nutmeg seed. With a warm, spicy flavor that is slightly sweeter than nutmeg, it's often used in pickling, baked goods, soups, sauces and stews. Mace can be substituted for nutmeg–just use about 20% less.
Origin: Sri Lanka
Organic: QAI Certified Organic
Kosher: KSA Certified
Common Name: Mace
Bar Code: 0-89836-18484-9
1.76 oz. Bottle 9.19 addtocart1

Mildly nutty, warm and sweet--like nutmeg, but more delicate--mace is the dried, lacy covering of the nutmeg seed. It's used in soups, stuffing, puddings and baked goods for flavoring and in light-colored sauces for its lovely, saffron-like color.

Botanical name: Myristica fragrans Houtt.

Mace and nutmeg both come from the fruit of Myristica fragrans, an aromatic evergreen that grows to 66 feet, with dark green leaves, aromatic flowers, and large, brownish/yellow fruit. The female trees produce the fleshy fruit that splits in half once mature. Nutmeg is the dried seed of this fruit, while the bright red, lacy covering (the aril) is the mace. Mace from the East Indies is a bolder orange, with a rich flavor, while mace from the West Indies is yellowish and a little milder.

Mace is mentioned in the Sanskrit of 600 AD. In 1191, the streets of Rome were spiced with aromatics, including nutmeg, for the coronation of Henry VI. In 13th century England, a pound of mace was valued at about the price of a sheep or cow. In the early 17th century, the Dutch took over the spice trade from the Portuguese, who were until then the main suppliers of mace; they monopolized the trade for the next 200 years. The Dutch East India Company in 1735 burnt tons of surplus nutmeg to maintain a high price.

MaceSuggested Uses: Mace's very distinctive, warm, nutty, slightly sweet/citrus aroma and flavor is a bit more delicate than nutmeg, though similar. Mace is often used to complement shrimp, fish, meats and cheese, especially on British menus. Try a bit in soups and béchamel sauce, and in bread or rice puddings, custards, and jellies.It's also traditionally found in stuffings, patés and sausages, especially a French white sausage made with chicken and cream. In the West Indies mace is used in alcoholic punches.

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Moderate Coconut Curry Caramel Corn 30 min 1 1/2 hrs
Easy Rhubarb and Orange Chutney 15 min 2 1/2 hr
Easy Southern Punch 15-20 min 20 min
Moderate Christmas Sweet Breads 30 min 1 hr
Breakfast & Brunch
Moderate Christmas Sweet Breads 30 min 1 hr
Moderate Hummingbird Cake 1 hr 50 min
Easy Pumpkin Chiffon Pie 10 min 15 min
Moderate Vegan Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Pies 2 1/2 hours
Dressings & Dips
Easy Fruit Dressing 5 min
Easy Rhubarb and Orange Chutney 15 min 2 1/2 hr
Main Dishes
Moderate Exotic Pork Loin with Pear Chutney 20-25 min 2 hrs
Moderate White Chicken Korma 20 min 45-55 min
Side Dishes
Moderate Colcannon 10 min 30 min
Easy Rhubarb and Orange Chutney 15 min 2 1/2 hr

Native to Indonesia, Asia and Australasia, today mace is commercially cultivated in Indonesia, Malaysia (East Indian), Grenada (West Indian), and Sri Lanka (East Indian).

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