Updated October 16th, 2022
Nutmeg and Mace are both found on the same plant. Nutmeg is the inner kernel of the fruit. When ripe, the fruit splits open to reveal bright red arils which lie around the shell of the nutmeg.
Once dried these are known as Mace blades. The flavor of both spices is very similar; warm, sweet and aromatic, although nutmeg is more delicate than mace.
Nutmeg is generally sold already ground. You'll find a ton of recipes here requiring ground nutmeg.
Use with vegetables; sprinkled over egg dishes, milk puddings and custards; eggnogs and mulled drinks; or use as a flavoring in desserts.
Nutmeg is a rich source of antioxidants, which help protect against the signs of aging and serious conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and liver disease. Nutmeg oil is used in several dental products.
As with all spices, Nutmeg should be stored in small airtight jars in a cool, dark place, as heat, moisture and sunlight will reduce it's flavor.
Usually found in the Spice Aisle.