Mace is native to the Molucca Islands. It has a flavor and aroma similar to nutmeg, with a little more pungency, therefore Mace can also be substituted for nutmeg.
Mace is most popular in European foods where it is used in both savory and sweet dishes. It is also the dominant flavor in doughnuts. You can sprinkle it on fruits, whipped cream, or anything chocolate. It can also be used in savory favorites, such as pates, creamed spinach, and mashed potatoes.