Originally from the Banda Islands in Indonesia. Grown in India, Sri Lanka and Latin America.
Mace is the skin that covers nutmeg. It has a wood-like smell, and a powerful but slightly bitter flavor. It is more delicate than nutmeg.
Stimulates digestion, antispasmodic, prevents bloating, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, sedative and hallucinogenic.
The taste is astringent, soft, warm and light. Reduces Vata and Kapha.
It gives delicacy to potatoes and vegetables. Marries well with cabbage, as well as being good in stews, cheese casseroles and desserts such as apple sauce or pears.