We believe that food is the best instrument to ensure a healthy lifestyle, to live in harmony with our bio-rhythms, our society and our world. We will help you rediscover the genuine taste of traditional Indian food & spices. Dried Mace pieces are not easy to crush. Ready-ground mace is easier to use, but will deteriorate much more quickly. In its natural state, mace is a bright crimson lace up to 35 mm (1-1/2 in) long, encasing the brown nutmeg in irregular, fleshy lobes. As it is dried, it develops its characteristic aroma but loses its bright red colour. The mace from either locale can become brittle and horny, though the best quality mace will retain some pliability and release a little oil when squeezed. It is flattened and sometimes roughly broken into 'blades'. It is also sold ground and sometimes still enclosing the nutmeg.