The tree that produces Nutmeg also provides a second spice as well – mace. The flavor of Nutmeg is a bit more bittersweet, with deeper woody tones than that of mace. The aromatic evergreen that they are harvested from grows as tall as 66 feet and features fragrant flowers with large yellowish/brown fruit. The dried seed of this fruit is Nutmeg.Ground Nutmeg is a classic baking spice and works exceptionally well with cakes, cookies, fruit pies, muffins and in sweet breads. Use as a topping for custard, eggnog and whipped cream.