Mace blade is the lacy dried covering that is derived from the nutmeg seed. The mace is peeled off and dried, revealing a yellowish-reddish colour. Mace features prominently in Asian, Caribbean, Indian and Moroccan cuisines.
Like nutmeg, mace blade is often best used with baked goods. With a more delicate flavour than nutmeg, it tastes sweet, spicy, woody and warm.
Also known as: Blade Mace, Jaffatry.