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Mace - myristica fragrans

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Mace and nutmeg are different parts of the same fruit of the nutmeg tree. Nutmeg is the nut or pit of the fruit. Mace is a delicate filament-like covering around the outside of the nut. Both have a similar flavour, with the mace being a little less sweet than nutmeg. Mace comes in powder or in pieces.

Flavour:

A soft beginning that is slightly warm, then spreading to the edges of the tongue with a sweet/ sour sensation.

How to Use:

Mace can be substituted for nutmeg in recipes. Nutmeg is slightly sweeter than mace.

Pork, beef, lamb, chicken, fish, creamed dishes, vegetables, soups, cream cheese spreads, sauces, apple dishes, pound cake, spice cake, devil's food cake, gingerbread, frostings, hot chocolate, puddings, custards, waffles, pancakes, doughnuts, coffee cake, Danish pastry, glazes, muffins, breads, punches and candy.

Measuring:

Muffins:

Chocolate pudding:

Chocolate cake:

Coffee cake:

Waffles:

Spinach:

Creamed chicken:

White sauce:

Pound cake:

Chicken soup:

1/2 teaspoon per dozen muffins

1/4 teaspoon in a 2 cup mix

1/4 teaspoon in a 2 layer mix

1/4 teaspoon in an 8 inch coffee cake recipe

1/2 teaspoon in 2 cups of mix

dash per cup of cooked spinach

1/8 teaspoon per 4 cups

dash to 1/8 teaspoon per 2 cups

1/4 teaspoon in a recipe

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon

Other Info:

The lacy covering that surrounds the nutmeg is called the aril. It is scarlet coloured when the nutmeg is first harvested. The arial turns an orange-yellow or red-orange colour by the time it is harvested.

Mace Ground

Nutrient

Units

1 tsp

-------

1.70 g

Proximates

Water

g

0.139

Energy

kcal

8.075

Energy

kj

33.813

Protein

g

0.114

Total lipid (fat)

g

0.550

Carbohydrate, by difference

g

0.858

Fiber, total dietary

g

0.343

Ash

g

0.038

Minerals

Calcium, Ca

mg

4.284

Iron, Fe

mg

0.236

Magnesium, Mg

mg

2.771

Phosphorus, P

mg

1.870

Potassium, K

mg

7.871

Sodium, Na

mg

1.360

Zinc, Zn

mg

0.039

Copper, Cu

mg

0.042

Manganese, Mn

mg

0.025

Selenium, Se

mcg

0.046

Vitamins

Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid

mg

0.357

Thiamin

mg

0.005

Riboflavin

mg

0.008

Niacin

mg

0.023

Vitamin B-6

mg

0.005

Folate, total

mcg

1.292

Vitamin B-12

mcg

0.000

Vitamin A, IU

IU

13.600

Vitamin A, RE

mcg_RE

1.360

Vitamin E

mg_ATE

0.043

Lipids

Fatty acids, total saturated

g

0.162

4:0

g

0.000

6:0

g

0.000

8:0

g

0.000

10:0

g

0.000

12:0

g

0.000

14:0

g

0.016

16:0

g

0.131

18:0

g

0.007

Fatty acids, total monounsaturated

g

0.190

16:1 undifferentiated

g

0.010

18:1 undifferentiated

g

0.180

20:1

g

0.000

22:1 undifferentiated

g

0.000

Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated

g

0.075

18:2 undifferentiated

g

0.073

18:3 undifferentiated

g

0.001

18:4

g

0.000

20:4 undifferentiated

g

0.000

20:5 n-3

g

0.000

22:5 n-3

g

0.000

22:6 n-3

g

0.000

Cholesterol

mg

0.000

Phytosterols

mg

1.241