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Grenada Gold Mace

Aromatic, sweet flavor similar to nutmeg but more delicate.

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Our sweet, complex Grenada Gold Mace comes from the hills of Grenada, famous for growing some of the best nutmeg and mace in the world. Mace is the lacy aril wrapped around the nutmeg, between the fruit and the shell. It adds an enticing aroma to baked goods, stews and rice dishes and is beloved in cuisines around the world. Grind or crumble a small piece into the cooking pot to infuse in liquid. It's perfect for cream sauces, mac & cheese, ice creams and fresh vegetable stews. It's also a classic ingredient in many North African dishes, so if you've been looking for an excuse to break out that tagine pot, this is it!

If nutmeg is a warm hug, mace is a gentle kiss on the cheek. If nutmeg is a double bass, mace is a violin. It's one of those magical ingredients that makes people wonder, "What's that extra something in this dish?"




St. George, Grenada




Mace (Myristica fragrans)

Tasting notes:

Orange Peel • Sandalwood • Apricot

Cooking tips

  • Crumble into baked goods, ice cream and jams
  • Add a small piece into the cooking pot with rice, veggies, beans and stews to infuse in liquid
  • Put a few pieces in your steaming tray to add an unforgettable aroma to steamed veggies and dumplings


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Our Grenada Gold Mace comes from Belmont Estate, a 17th-century working farm that serves as an agritourism destination an hour's drive from St. George, the capital of Grenada. The family farm grows many spices using organic practices, and they also run a bean-to-bar chocolate shop, goat dairy farm, petting zoo, café, craft market and restaurant that serves traditional Grenadian cuisine. Shadel's vision is to package local, homegrown spices to a wider market.

Our partnership with her has led to an increase in Belmont Estate's manufacturing, handling and processing techniques, as well as new opportunities for revenue streams in a Covid-impacted world. Shadel and her team have worked to plant more trees and develop the organic spice farm, and they have invested in training the harvesting team in regenerative farming, responsible harvesting and in ensuring the utmost care is taken in transporting, cleaning, drying and processing and storing of spices.

They believe the secret to a great product is their love and care for the land and investment in people’s skills. In addition to this wonderful mace, Belmont Estate grows cacao, bay leaves, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, turmeric and ginger.

how do we compare? Supermarket Icon Supermarket Fair Trade Icon Fair Trade
Heirloom Spices Yes No No
Fair Prices for Farmers Yes No Depends on global commodity price
Time in Storage None. We import spices at harvest Up to 10 years At least 1 year
Flavor Profile Intense & fresh Stale & bland Inconsistent
Knows Farmers Names Yes No Unlikely
Customer Service Fast responses from real people! No There might be a 1-800 number?



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