What It Is
We’re not talking about the pepper spray. We’re talking about the spice that’s derived from the same plant as nutmeg. Nutmeg is the seed of the plant, while mace comes from the dried covering (or aril) of the seed, underneath the hull. Because they come from the same plant, they tend to taste similar, although nutmeg is usually a little sweeter and mace more delicate.
The Health Benefits
Using a wide variety of spices can make your food tastier and healthier. Regular consumption of spices has been shown to improve blood pressure and insulin resistance. Spices come loaded with antioxidants, which means they’re also effective at keeping inflammation low and protecting fats from oxidation.
Paleo and Autoimmune Protocol
If you have autoimmune issues, don’t worry, The Paleo Mom gave mace a free pass.