Mace is a spice made from the waxy red covering that surrounds nutmeg seeds. The flavor is similar to that of nutmeg. It is made available for export in both whole and ground form, and it has a wide range of uses from desserts to savory roast meats. It is mostly used in sweet dishes. It gives a sweet, warm and pleasant flavor, especially to bakery foods such as pastries, donuts, cake, etc.