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Ground Cloves

Ground Cloves

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Ground Cloves:


Cloves, Syzygium aromaticum, are actually dried, aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae. Indigenous to the Maluku Islands (historically known as the Spice Islands), they are typically used as a spice. Clove gets its name from the similarity of the flower buds of this plant with a rusty clove.

Flavor Profile:

The taste of cloves is fruity, but sharp and bitter with a hint of heat. They leave a bit of a numbing sensation in the mouth. The aroma is warm and assertive with peppery undertones.

When and Where to Use:

Add a dash of ground cloves to baked beans, barbecue rubs and sauces, chili, tomato sauce and spaghetti. Cloves are an excellent compliment to apples, beets, red cabbage, carrots, chocolate, hams, onions, oranges, pork, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, squash, and in cranberry juice.

Cloves work well when paired with allspice, bay, cardamom, cinnamon, chili, coriander, curry leaves, fennel, ginger, mace, nutmeg and tamarind.

In our country, whole cloves are traditionally used to stud pork roasts and hams.

Tips & Tricks:

You should always remove whole cloves prior to serving any dish.

Both whole and ground cloves are very potent, so begin with smaller portions. For a serving of 4, use approximately 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves and work your way up from there (you can always add more if you desire more flavor). For cooking with whole cloves add 3 or 4 to each 2 quarts of stock.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size1 tsp
Amount Per Serving
Calories9
Total Fat0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 8.7mg
Total Carbohydrate 2.1g
Dietary Fiber 1.1g
Total Sugars 0.1g
Added Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohol 0.0g
Protein 0.2g
Vitamin D 0mcg
Calcium 20mg
Iron 0mg
Potassium32mg