National Geographic : 1941 Jan
The National Geographic Magazine V( s. J. hlayward In Grenada Nutmegs Are the Spice of Life Hundreds of native farmers owe their livelihood to the tree which produces a doubly precious fruit. From the outside of the seed they remove the mace by hand, then sun-dry the nuts and sack them for market (p. 46). © S.. I.Iayward From a Single Tree Come Both Nutmeg and Mace The fruit which makes Grenada truly an isle of spice is never picked. When it is ripe, the peachlike exterior splits open and the seed with its bright red fibrous covering falls to the ground. This outer coat is mace, the hard center, nutmeg.