Light-orange whole mace is the outer casing of nutmeg, and is also known as mace blades. It's mildly sweet flavor is commonly used in infusions, such as flavouring milk for a white sauce, or marinated with processed meats. Pickles and chutneys are also commonly spiced with whole mace. Whole mace is difficult to grind, so it is usually roasted until brittle, then grinded.
Outer casing of Nutmeg