Mace, Gannoruwa, Sri Lanka #4
Blades of mace, the veiny outer covering of the dried nutmeg fruit (Myristica frangrans). Like nutmeg, which is the fruit’s kernel, mace too is used as a spice in food, giving a much more intense flavour than nutmeg; and described as a mix of cinnamon and pepper. Essential oils obtained from mace and nutmeg are also used in the perfume industry. Shot on assignment for Verge International, a producer and exporter of essential oils.