Mace

The bright red lacy covering around the nutmeg seed. When removed and dried, mace becomes a yellow-orange color. Typically sold ground; and when sold whole, it's called a "blade." Mace has a flavor and aroma similar to a pungent nutmeg.

Season: available year-round

Substitutions: allspice or cloves (or nutmeg plus cardamom)

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