These trees are dioecious plants which grows up to 70 ft in height. The tree reach its full production after 20 Years. Nutmeg is the only tropical fruit that is source of two different spices one is mace and another is nutmeg. Nutmeg is the seed & mace is its outer red covering also called as aril. Mace is detached from nut carefully soon after harvest, washed, sun dried or machine dried.
Mace oil is obtained by steam distillation of outer covering called aril.
Its aroma is bright, warm, & spicy.
Its main constituents are myristicin, elemcin, & isoelemcin.
It blends well with Bay leaf, citrus oils, clary sage, geranium, lavender, oak moss & neroli.
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