Thread: Nutmeg vs. Mace
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Old 25-12-2007, 06:28 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Default Nutmeg vs. Mace

Oh pshaw, on Tue 25 Dec 2007 11:18:43a, Joseph Littleshoes meant to say...

Wayne Boatwright wrote:
I know the physical difference between the two, that nutmeg is the seed
and mace is the lacy covering surrounding it. I use both in recipes as
specified, and I have subbed one for the other when I had run out.

What I'm interested in is your personal perception of the difference in
flavor. The main difference I perceive is that mace has a somewhat
stronger flavor and is, of course, lighter in color.

Anybody?


Mace is "spicier" has more bite or kick imo, but i like it so much i use
it as a form of incense, i think i like the aroma better than the
flavour.


Yes, that's it. It is "spicier". How do you use it as incense, over a
small piece of charcoal?

Nutmeg on the other hand seems mild and "smooth" not spicy to me.


It does have a nice aromatic quality to it, though. I especially like it
in custards.

JL




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