Myristica fragrans Mace tastes and smells like a pungent version of Nutmeg for a very good reason. Mace is the covering of the seed that will become Nutmeg. It is called an aril. Although the sheath is scarlet when it is opened, it dries to an orange color. Once dried it is ground into what we call mace. This is the unground form which is called mace blades. An all around spice, it can be used on foods from sweet to savory. And yes, this is the same ingredient in the spray used in self defense.
This price is per ounce.