Mace is the lacy outer covering of nutmeg. A highly valued spice. Mace has a rich aroma and a strong, warm taste. Mace is best used sparingly in sauces, soups, desserts, meals and fish desserts.
Mace works really well alongside other spices such as ginger, black pepper, cinnamon and garlic and works particularly well with root vegetables such as potato, parsnip, butternut squash, carrot and pumpkin. Why not try making a hearty, warm vegetable soup, casserole or broth. Sweet foods such as spiced biscuits and cakes taste good with a pinch of ground mace with ginger and cinnamon.
Mace is also known as Javitri / Javathai in Hindi, Jaadipathri in Tamil, Jathipathri in Malayalam, Japathri in Telugu, Japatri / Jayithree in Kannada, Jaeetri in Bengali, and Jaypatri in Gujarati.