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Mace: Jaipatri/Javitri in Hindi

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An aromatic golden brown spice gained from the dried aril (net-like close fitting cover) which covers the Nutmeg seed, Myristica fragrance is hot. Mace is tan- yellow to tan – red in color, made up of smooth, hard, shiny branched pieces with a fragrant.

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In flavor, mace is very similar to nutmeg, though more subtle and delicate. Mace’s flavor is described as a combination of cinnamon with pepper and a more pungent version of nutmeg. Mace is typically harder to find and more expensive than other popular aromatic spices.

Mace has some healthy qualities like mace can help treat insomnia, freshen up your breath, set against brain disorder also used to treat inflammation and indigestion.

Mace has good amount of manganese which is important in antioxidant defenses .Mace content copper and iron can help for blood cell formation which fight with anemia, fatigue, and muscular weakness.

How to consume:

Mace is used in baked item, particularly donuts and cakes as well as puddings and custards. This flavor complement with cherries and chocolates. Mace can be used either in blades or ground. It adds a mild nutmeg flavor to soups and sauces as well as sausages.

While mace can be used in sweet dishes similar to nutmeg, this spice really shines in savory dishes. It’s often used in spice blends for flavoring meat dishes, stews, curries, savory sauces, homemade pickles, and is a common ingredient in Indian cuisine.

However, mace is used as a component of certain spice mixtures, including curry powder and garam masala in India. Mace is used mostly in Indian, Caribbean, Moroccan, and Asian cuisine, and is also used in Dutch, French, and British cooking in different manner.

As we use mace powder for before bed milk, just boil milk with a small pinch of mace powder and ¼ tbs of turmeric powder and consume this hot milk daily night just before bed. It is good for better sleep and digestion at night and it is also better solution for cough and cold problem make you sleep nicely.

How to store:

Ground mace has a longer shelf-life than other spices when stored properly in a tightly-sealed jar or container in a cool, dry place.

Other Names:

Mace, Jayitri, Javitri, Javntry, Jaipatri, Javintri

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