Mace

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Mace

Technical guide

Ingredients Nutmeg
Origin Sri Lanka
Net weight 10 g
Conservation / Utilisation In a dry, dark place
Price incl. tax €5.40

Fruit du muscadier, le macis enveloppe la coque de la noix de muscade et sa saveur, fine, s’accommode parfaitement des fruits.

Conseil Always grate it because, when ground, it quickly loses its scent.

The words of Olivier Roellinger

Its rich, warm flavor, slightly sweet makes a round and sensual spice. The flavor of mace, perhaps finest, is a little bitter. Nutmeg flavors wonderfully all preparations of milk, cream and eggs but the potatoes and cauliflower. His marriage to the sea is particularly interesting to flavor a nage or a little lemon butter. I love it with the honey, pears, cherries, lemon, and almost always with vanilla.

Story

Nutmeg is the kernel of the fragrans myristica. The nutmeg tree produces two spices, nutmeg and mace. It gives a nice yellow apricot-sized fruit. Maturating, it opens and reveals a big bright red nucleus. The red fibers called mace envelopes seed coat or hull that must be broken to get the nutmeg.