The clove actually isn’t a stick or piece of wood, but actually a dried and unopened flower. These flowers are originally native to the Moluccas, a chain of volcanic islands near Indonesia. Few people ever see the delicate red flowers due to the spice’s popularity.
The clove is used in nearly all world cuisines. While Asian, African, and Middle Eastern countries tend to lean toward its use in savory foods, in Europe and the Americas it’s often used in breads and sweets.
The clove also has a history of medical use. Their essential oils have the ability to assist digestion by increasing stomach acid, relax muscles in the body, and whole cloves work as oral painkillers (pop one in your mouth next to a sore tooth).
|Basic Preparation||Ready to use as is, no preparation necessary.|
|Recommended Applications||Ground Cloves are commonly used as a primary ingredient for mulled wine, spice cake, gingerbread, and different marinades. This product can also be used in chicken soup and beef stew for a subtle undertone but should be used sparingly.|
|Taste & Aroma||Pungent, Sweet|
|Cuisine||Asian, Chinese, English, German, Indian, Mexican, Sri Lankan|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry place|
|Shelf Life||2 Years|
|Qualities||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Country of Origin||India|
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