Mace is a spice made from the waxy red covering which covers nutmeg seeds. It is completely different from the protective pepper spray with the same name.
Mace is produced by, Myristica franrans
, a member of the mayriticaceae
family. This plant, native to Indonesia, grows into a tropical evergreen tree of up to thirty feet tall.
The seed of this tree, which we know as nutmeg, is encased in several edible layers. The outer most is a small, golden colored fruit with reddish spots. The next layer is a red, web like, seed membrane called an aril
. Mace is a spice made from this red waxy covering....
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