Mace comes from the same tree as the nutmeg - the mrystica fragrans, found in the Spice Islands or Moluccas (Indonesia). Technically known as the aril of the nutmeg seed, it is the stunning red, lacy structure enclosing the seed. Once removed from the shell, its parts are called blades, and it is further processed. Interestingly, mace is of much more value than nutmegs (the seeds inside mace covering) due to its rare yield: for every hundred pounds of nutmeg, we only get a single pound of mace.
In its pure organic state mace is about an inch and a half long fleshy lobe. However, once it is dried, it becomes uniquely aromatic and the red colour fades. While it is sweetly fragrant, similar to nutmeg, it has a much stronger flavour to offer. As per the verified accounts of many spice powder manufacturers, its history traces the same paths as that of the nutmeg, nevertheless its demand in specific cuisine preparations is much more.
BOTH NUTMEG AND MACE HAVE STRONG DIGESTIVE PROPERTIES. ITS VARIETY OF HEALTH BENEFITS INCLUDE:
Powdered mace taken as part of diet or ingested whole provides a great tonic for better mood and vibrance. It helps the body remain active for longer hours through healthy organic processes as compared to caffeine. While overall fatigue increases by constant intake of substances like caffeine, mace on the other hand enriches your metabolism in pure ways.
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A great supplement for stomach health, it helps clear digestive tract infections by clearing the intestines and fighting harmful stomach bacteria. It is also of great aid when it comes to chronic stomach problems like flatulence and intestinal gas.
Both mace and nutmeg oil is used for external applications to reduce rheumatic pains. Once absorbed through the upper layer of the skin, mace oil helps control joint inflammation and pain. Eczema is another extreme condition related to skin inflammation where mace has proven a wonderful solution. Mace suppliers report a growing demand of the spice for professional rheumatism cure.