Plant Based Spice Origin Spices
The clove tree is a tropical evergreen with fragrant leaves. Its crimson flowers seldom develop, as unopened flower buds constitute the spice. They are harvested before flowering, when they are mature but only just turning pink at the base.
Native to the Moluccas, volcanic islands now part of Indonesia, clove reached Europe overland through Alexandria in Roman times.
The Spice Islands were conquered by the Portuguese and then the Dutch, who harshly defended their monopoly until, in 1772, a French official smuggled seedlings to Ile-de-France (Mauritius). Today Zanzibar, Madagascar, and Pemba in Tanzania are the leading exporters; Indonesia uses nearly all of its vast production itself.
The fragrance of cloves is assertive and warm, with notes of pepper and camphor. The taste is fruity but also sharp, hot and bitter; it leaves a numbing sensation in the mouth. As in Allspice, eugenol in the essential oil is mainly responsible for the characteristic taste.
Cloves offer many health benefits, some of which include aiding in digestion, protecting the liver, boosting the immune system, controlling diabetes and preserving bone quality. They also contain anti-mutagenic and anti-microbial properties, along with fighting against oral diseases and headaches while also displaying aphrodisiac properties and are a natural breath freshener.
Comes in our signature airtight tin, which measures 2-1/2 inches in diameter and 1-3/4 inches in height.
Product weight: 1.2 oz
Ingredients: Whole Cloves
Product Care: Store in a cool, dry place.
Shelf life: 12 months
Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 tsp. (2g), Servings Per Container: 9, Amount per Serving: Calories 0, Fat Cal.0, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Sat. Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg(0%DV), Sodium 0mg, (1%DV, Total Carb.1g(0%DV) Fiber 0g(0%DV), Sugars 0G, Protein 0g, Vitamin A(0%DV), Vitamin C(2%DV), Calcium (4%DV), Iron (4%DV), Percent Daily Values DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.