Health Benefits of Nutmeg Mace Spice:
The second spice of the nutmeg plant is the mace, a dry outer reddish brown lace-like covering that snugly envelops the nutmeg seed. Nutmeg is the only tropical fruit to produce two different spices, and although the spices are closely related, mace contains a higher concentration of certain essential oils with a more intense aroma when compared to nutmeg. baby breast feeding wear for bridesmaid...
The nutmeg tree is also the source of several other products, such as essential oils, extracted oleoresins and nutmeg butter obtained by expressing the nuts.
Nutmeg seed contains about 20% to 40% of the fixed oil known as nutmeg butter. About 75% of nutmeg butter consists of trimyristin, a chemical compound and saturated fat, that is insoluble in water and is the triglyceride of myristic acid.
Studies suggest that like nutmeg, mace may help to treat and prevent cancer by inhibiting the formation of blood vessels that feeds cancer tumors. Journal of Food Science published a study in it's April 2012 issue showing that myristicin compound inhibits the growth of colon cancer cells.
Mace Inhibits the growth of Colon Cancer
Side Effects of Mace
Mace consists of high concentrations of volatile oil compounds containing myristicin geraniol and pinene, these compounds are the source of the potent medicinal properties attributed to mace.
Due to the high concentrations of volatile oil compounds, it is recommended that mace should not be taken in excess, no more than 1 teaspoon at any given time. Mace may cause dermatitis in people who are sensitive.
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also avoid mace.
Health Benefits of Nutmeg -Mace:
Enhances the flavour, taste and colour of food
Vitamins A, a good source of Vit.
A, 100 g of mace powder provides 800 IU, almost nine times greater than nutmeg seed.
Vitamin C, Mace contains higher levels than nutmeg seed, 100g of mace has 21 mg in comparison to 3 mg in nutmeg seed
Iron, 100 g of mace powder =13.9 mg compared to 3.04 mg in nutmeg
Calcium, higher content than nutmeg
Breath Freshener, effective against bad breath. Add a tiny pinch to a toothbrush to destroy bacteria that causes bad breath.
Essential Vitamins and Minerals, magnesium, manganese, thiamin, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, copper, zinc, calcium, iron, selenium, phosphate, potassium, macelignan, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
Massage oil used for centuries in Chinese medicine for the relief of topical pain.