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The extra covering on the seeds, that is often fleshy is called Aril. This part of the nutmeg seed is removed and dried for 10-14 days. It changes into pale yellow, orange, or tan in color. After that, we get the mace spice we actually use for cooking.

Commonly known as

Mace is commonly known as Javitri in India.

Language Name Written as
Arabic suljan صولجان
Bengali Daṇḍa দণ্ড
Gujarati Jāvitrī જાવિત્રી
Hindi Jāvitrī जावित्री
Kannada Jāyi patre ಜಾಯಿ ಪತ್ರೆ
Malayalam jātipatri ജാതിപത്രി
Marathi Gadā गदा
Punjabi Gadā ਗਦਾ
Tamil Taṇṭāyutam தண்டாயுதம்
Telugu Jāpatri జాపత్రి
Urdu Gada گدا

Nutritional Profile of Mace

Nutritional profile per 100 gms

  • Calories: 525
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrate: 49g
  • Fiber: 21g
  • Fat: 36g
  • Sodium: 16mg
  • Potassium: 350mg

Source: USDA & Google

Benefits Of Mace

The health benefits it consists of, help with some major problems like cancer, stress and anxiety, pain relief, etc.

Anti-Cancer Properties

As per the research done by the International Immunopharmacology journal, the fibers found in mace have anti-oxidant properties.  This can initiate the death of cancer cells in our bodies. So it is one of the best food items to include to reduce the risk of cancer.

Source: International Immunopharmacology

Boost Immunity

Because of the high level of Vitamin A and C, a high level of immunity from pathogens is guaranteed for your system, when you consume this spice.

Source: International Immunopharmacology

Stress Buster

It is effective for dealing with anxiety and stress as it induces calmness and peacefulness in the body system and eliminates the negative effects.

Protects from kidneys

Mace helps to prevent kidney stones to form in your kidneys. Not only that it also dissolves the stone if you are being affected by the problem.

Help Regulate Digestion

This spice keeps all the stomach related problems away. It regulates gastronomic problems, digestive systems, and cures nausea.


Mace possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, it helps reducing inflammation throughout the body and with other serious chronic diseases.

Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the herb mace used for?

The spice mace is used mostly in culinary. It goes well with both savory and sweet dishes. It is also used in the spice blend.

Are mace and nutmeg the same?

Mace and nutmeg are different things. It is the lacy outer layer of nutmeg’s seed. Besides, they both differ in fragrance and flavor.

What is the flavor of the spice mace?

Its flavor can be described as the combination of cinnamon and pepper, and a little pungency of nutmeg as well.

Is mace strong and intense than nutmeg?

When compared to the flavor of it comes off a little stronger.  It is spicier and a bit intense than the nutmeg