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Nirmala's Single Origin Spices are invariably picked by hand, usually in small farms in far-flung equatorial countries. Single origin spices represent the pinnacle of quality and character. Nirmala is passionate about farming, and her spice offerings are part of a movement to recognize the value of the farmers and the linkage between the holistic benefits of spices and the taste in every delectable pinch.
HAND-CRAFTED SPICE BLENDS
Scents, Flavors & Wellness Benefits
WHOLE CLOVES as we know them, are the dried, unopened flower buds of an attractive, tropical evergreen tree. Cloves are native to eastern Indonesian islands, referred to as the Moluccas.
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.