Cloves are a popular flavoring agent used round the globe specifically in India and Asia. In fact cloves form a culinary base for many cuisines. Cloves are ground fresh to retain their aroma and flavor and added to dishes just before serving. Over cooking the spice will result in it losing its essential oils and flavor. Cloves when ground with ginger, garlic, turmeric and other dry spices are used to marinate chicken, fish and meat. Clove buds are used to flavor Indian curries, pickles, soups and sauces. These have been used for years to provide aroma to hot beverages combining with lemon and sugar. Apple pies and Pumpkin pies are just incomplete without a dash of cloves.
Cloves are a rich source of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc. They are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6 and B12. Cloves have great health benefits. They aid in digestion, boost the immune system, protect the liver, control diabetes and even fight against cancer. Cloves possess aphrodisiac properties that fight against oral cavities and headaches. Eugenol present in clove oil is used as an anesthetic and antiseptic for teeth and gums.
How to Store
Clove in powdered form should be stored in a refrigerator to retain its aroma.
Research the clove price per kg and then buy cloves online as this is the most convenient way to shop for cloves. They will be delivered to you within a week.