Nutmeg is the seed of the nutmeg tree and mace is its aril, a thin leathery tissue spread over the seed coat. Mace is red in colour when it is fresh and turns orange- yellowish after drying. We hand sort the mace to ensure there is no damage in the form of pest or fungus and offer you the best quality. Mace has a shelf life of few decades when stored in an opaque airtight container. Mace is generally said to have a finer aroma than nutmeg.