Ground Mace

Ground Mace
Ground Mace
Ground Mace Ground Mace
100492 001
Net Weight:
2.7 oz
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Mace comes from the same tree as the better known spice - Nutmeg. Nutmeg isn't actually a nut, but the kernel of an apricot-like fruit. Mace is the second spice of this tree and is an aril or thin lacy covering of the nutmeg seed or fruit. Indigenous to the Banda Islands (one of the Spice Islands), the nutmeg tree is a large evergreen that grows up to 60 feet tall. The tree produces "fruit" starting in its seventh year and may continue through its 90th year. The "fruits" are harvested using long poles with nets on the end and then the Mace is separated from the inner nutmeg seed.

The aroma of Mace is mildly nutty, sweet and warm while the flavor is warm, aromatic with hints of lemony sweetness -similar to nutmeg, yet more delicate. Mace and nutmeg are often substituted for one another but we prefer mace when the dish requires a lighter flavoring and to preserve the delicate color of a dish.

When surrounding the nutmeg kernel Mace is bright scarlet red in color. Once it is peeled from the seed and dried the color turns to a dull orange-yellow or orange-red. If the Mace is kept whole it is called a blade and used to flavor soups, stews and wine mulling blends but it should be removed before serving.

Ground Mace is a delightful addition but should be used in small quantities or it will quickly overpower a dish or spice blend. It is considered more of a savory spice and is a key ingredient in pickling spices.

Mace goes well with barbeque sauces, cabbage, cakes, carrots, cheese dishes, cookies, curries, homemade doughnuts, mashed potatoes, oyster stew, puddings, pumpkin pie, spinach, Swedish meatballs, sweet potato pie, stuffing, squash and yams.  

 Mace is frequently used in place of nutmeg when the darker color specs of nutmeg distracts from the appearance of certain dishes. Ground mace is an ideal nutmeg substitute in clear broths, light colored sauces and mashed potatoes.

Helpful hint: we recommend adding Mace at the beginning of the cooking process to allow its full flavor to blossom with the dish.

Mace partners well with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, ginger, nutmeg, paprika, pepper, rosebuds and thyme.

We also carry a top quality Whole Nutmeg and Ground Nutmeg.

** This product is certified kosher.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat1g1%

Saturated Fat0g1%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.2g0%

Dietary Fiber0.5g2%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.8 out of 5
6 total ratings.

Mary P. (Verified buyer) 10/02/2020
Dry Rub Must Have So far I’ve only used this is my dry rub. (Actually 3x as much as it calls for.) I have used store bought before, but it has almost no flavor. This mace is so flavorful with floral/citrus notes. It reminds me of sassafras leaves in the springtime but better! It adds something to my dry rub that no other spice can.

Thomas L. (Verified buyer) 11/04/2019
Mace Excellent taste and flavor. I enjoy with or as one uses nutmeg

Ann (Verified buyer) 05/21/2017
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Anonymous (Verified buyer) 11/29/2016
Ground Mace I need a reliable vendor for my ingredients. Spices, Inc. is that vendor. I use Ground Mace in several recipes. Some people substitute Nutmeg - its not the same. Excellent Quality! Thank you Spices, Inc.

Georgia (Verified buyer) 02/11/2016
Ground Mace Hard to find in grocery store.

Anonymous (Verified buyer) 11/21/2016
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