Mace (Ground) – Certified Organic


Mace (Ground) – Certified Organic
AKA:  Myristica Fragans
Product of: Grenada
Pack Size: 25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g
Organic Certification: GB-ORG-04; GB-ORG-02; NL-ORG-01

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Mace (Ground) – Certified Organic
AKA:  Myristica Fragans
Product of: Grenada
Pack Size: 25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g
Organic Certification: GB-ORG-04; GB-ORG-02; NL-ORG-01

This product has been produced without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or their derivatives, nor been irradiated.

25g | 50g | 100g | 250g | 500g – packed into food grade, foil lined, zip lock (resealable), stand up pouches, Made with superior quality KRAFT PAPER.

Packs are multi-material and multi-layer to increase shelf life of the product and provide a barrier protection against moisture, odours, and UV light.

Additional Information:
Mace is the lacy outer layer (or ‘aril’) that covers the nutmeg, a nut-like seed of the nutmeg tree. Mace is sold either in blades or ground. It adds a mild nutmeg flavour to soups and sauces as well as sausages, pâtés and fish dishes.

Mace, as well as the nutmeg seeds, were thought to have originated in the tropical rainforest of the Indonesian Maluku Islands, also known as the “Spice Islands.” Binomially, nutmeg is evergreen tree belonging to Myristicaceae family and scientifically called as Myristica fragrans. There are several species of nutmeg grown all over the world other than Myristica species, such as M. argentea, M. malabarica (Indian), and M. fatua. They are rather similar to M. fragrans in appearance, however, inferior to in flavour and aroma.

Botanically, the nutmeg fruit, in fact, is a drupe-like an apricot. Once completely ripen, it splits open through its bottom (basal) end to reveal a single, centrally situated oval shaped hard seed (kernel) known commercially as the “nutmeg.” Adhering closely to this nutmeg kernel is crimson-red, lacy or thread like arils known as mace spice. This mace aril is then carefully peeled off nutmeg kernel; either by hand or using a knife. It allowed to dry under the shade for 3-4 days.

Both nutmegs, as well as mace spice, employed widely in the recipes. Although mace and nutmegs can be used interchangeably, mace has a pleasant yet more intense flavour than nutmeg and gives light saffron colour to the dishes. Mace blades should be fished out before serving. Instead, they may seep into hot water, and the extraction may be directly added to the recipes.

Mace is sought after, particularly, in sweet dishes. It gives sweet, warm and pleasant flavour, especially to the bakery foods like pastries, doughnuts, cake, etc.

In the Indian subcontinent where it is popular as javitri, found in an array of sweet and savoury recipes.  It also employed as one of the common ingredients in the spice mix, particularly in Indian garam masala powder, and Moroccan, rass-el-hanout.  Its freshly ground powder is added to meat stews, bean stews, sauces, and soups (sup kambing).

 Storage Advice:
“How long do spices last?”

Depends on both the type of spice and the conditions under which they are stored. Correctly dried and stored spices do not actually spoil. But over time, they will lose their potency, aroma and flavour.

As a general rule, whole dried spices (not been ground) will last much longer than ground and can last for 1 to 3 years. Pre-ground spices do still always work very well but if possible buy the spice whole and grind it just before you use it. It is also never a bad idea to freeze any spare, try to remove as much air as possible and make sure it is kept sealed in the freezer to avoid moisture.

Here are some tips for maximising the shelf life of your spices:
• Store in an airtight container.
• Store in a cool, dark cupboard.
• Store away from direct heat or sunlight.
• Keep lid tightly closed when not in use.


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Does the product contain any of the following?

Cereals containing Gluten: wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or their hybridised strains.
Crustacean  shellfish and products thereof
Egg and products thereof
Fish and products thereof
Soya (soy) beans & protein and products thereof
Milk & Dairy (including lactose) and products thereof
Celery Seeds celeriac and products thereof
Mustard Seeds and products thereof
Lupin and products thereof
Sesame Seed and products thereof
Peanuts and products thereof
Nuts and products thereof (namely almond, hazelnut, walnut, cashew nut, pecan nut, brazil nut, pistachio nut, macademia nut and Queensland nut)
Added Sulphur Dioxide: (the product contains <10mg/Kg added Sulphur Dioxide in the form of SO2, Sulphites (E220,E221, E222, E223, E224, E226, E227, E228)
Please Note: Where products are indicated as not having an allergen present this refers to the product not being formulated or wholly derived from the particular ingredient. Allergen handling policies and procedures are in place through the supply chain to reduce the likelihood of cross contamination from allergens however this cannot be guaranteed.

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