Mace is one of those spices that aren’t that prominent. It's possible to know the name but have no idea what it looks like. Well, mace is actually the lacy coating (aril) that is found in a nutmeg seed. The lacy aril, which is red in color, is removed by using the hands from the outer shell of the nutmeg and then dried, becoming a yellowish-brown spice. It flavor is best described as a combination of a pungent nutmeg, with cinnamon and pepper. Since mace isn't rampant, it could be found as component of curry powder, garam masala, and ras el hanout.
- Ground mace is used in baked goods, especially doughnuts and cakes.
- It is an ingredient in puddings and custards.
- Ground mace is a component in cheeses dishes, souffles, sauces, soups, poultry, and fish recipes.
- It complements dishes especially cherries or chocolate.
Ground mace Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Ground mace is 8.17% water, 50.5% carbohydrates, 6.71% protein, and contains 32.38% fat. If you consume one teaspoon of ground mace it will provide you with 0.859 grams of carbohydrates. That translates to 0.66 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates people should include in their daily diet, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same in a 100 gram amount, ground mace supplies 475 calories and has a high content of Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (thiamin), and Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), containing 40.73%, 28.36%, and 28%, respectively, of the Daily Value (DV) per 100-gram amount (right table of USDA nutrient values). So if you have ground mace in your diet, it helps your body to maintain oxygen processing, convert proteins into simpler amino acids for usage, maintain abundant energy supply and it is effective against anemiaincrease of neurological dysfunctionthe progression of age-related lens opacification. With this it contains a large amount of Copper, Manganese and Iron attaining 274.11%, 83.33% and 77.22% of the Daily Value in a 100 g (3.5 Oz), respectively.