Spice Trade — mace

... and a few other articles on cooking with spices!

Mace & Nutmeg prices on the rise thanks to El Nino

knowledge base mace market news nutmeg

Basic background of nutmeg production in the world India and Indonesia, the two largest producers for Nutmeg in the world, both claim that this season Nutmeg crop has been severely damaged by El Niño. Indian production is general consumed within India, leaving Indonesia as the world’s largest exporter for the spice. Thus problems with Indonesian crop usually mean large pressures on Nutmeg sellers around the world. El Niño’s impact on Nutmeg and Mace farming El Niño is the natural phenomenon associated with a band of extra warm ocean waters, and accompanied by changes in air pressure. It’s unpredictable, and occurs every few...

Read more →


Regency explores: Nutmeg types

knowledge base mace nutmeg

We previously explored the stages of life of Nutmeg and Mace, and now we’re here again with more information on the exotic spice. This time, we’re looking at how much variance there is in the crop, and the different types of Nutmeg. First, the Regency Grade Nutmeg from Kerela, India that we’re proud to sell. This Nutmeg is Jumbo sized, slightly shrivelled on the outside, and part of the 1st selection that goes on with Nutmeg crop. Nutmeg goes through several selections throughout the season, as farmers unload more crop onto the market. Of these, the 1st selection is always the better goods...

Read more →


Nutrition and buying tips: Mace

knowledge base mace

All values below are per 1 tsp (1.7g) of ground mace. ProximatesWater 0.14gEnergy 8kcalProtein 0.11gTotal lipid (fat) 0.55gCarbohydrate, by difference 0.86gFiber, total dietary 0.3g MineralsCalcium, Ca 4mgIron, Fe 0.24mgMagnesium, Mg 3mgPhosphorus, P 2mgPotassium, K 8mgSodium, Na 1mgZinc, Zn 0.04mg VitaminsVitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.4mgThiamin 0.005mgRiboflavin 0.008mgNiacin 0.023mgVitamin B-6 0.003mgFolate, DFE 1µgVitamin B-12 0.00µgVitamin A, RAE 1µgVitamin A, IU 14IUVitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µgVitamin D 0IU LipidsFatty acids, total saturated 0.162gFatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.190Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.075Cholesterol 0mg Tips on buying quality mace Our recommendation is to to buy whole whenever possible. Powdered mace is often made using...

Read more →


Nutmeg and Mace, the stages of life you’ve never seen!

knowledge base mace nutmeg

Nutmeg and Mace are actually part of the same fruit. Botanically speaking, they even have the same name. However, not all fruits are created equally, and certainly not all naturally created ones. As we solely focus on natural spices, we know where the problems stem from, and the tricks most companies use to profit the most from these problems (Hint: sell the bad ones in powdered form!) Nutmeg, historically native only to a small cluster of small volcanic islands in Indonesia, is now cultivated around the world with varying success. Nutmeg grows with an outer layer of Mace, and as...

Read more →