Mace is sourced from Nutmeg. It is the outer covering (aril) of the nutmeg.
The delicate sweet spice flavour has a warm undertone. In Indian cooking it can be incorporated into garam masala spice mix, either ground or whole. The delicate sweet spice flavour of mace combines very well with cinnamon and cardamom. It also has great applications in Japanese and Middle Eastern Cuisine.