Prep Method: Stove Top
Updated November 3rd, 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.
Both spices are also sold ground.
Use with vegetables; sprinkled over egg dishes, milk puddings and custards; eggnogs and mulled drinks; or use as a flavoring in desserts.
As with all spices, Ground 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.