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Cloves Whole (2kg)

Cloves Whole (2kg)

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Cloves are a type of spice that is well known for its warm and aromatic flavor. They are the dried flower buds of the evergreen clove tree, which is native to Indonesia. Cloves have been used for centuries in cooking, medicine, and even as a form of currency.

The whole cloves are small, nail-shaped buds that are typically about 1cm in length. They are usually harvested by hand when they are still unopened and then dried in the sun until they turn brown. This process helps to intensify their flavor and aroma.

Cloves are commonly used in a variety of dishes, particularly in Asian, Middle Eastern, and African cuisine. They are often added to stews, curries, and marinades to impart a warm and slightly sweet flavor. They are also a key ingredient in many spice blends, such as garam masala and Chinese five-spice.

Apart from their culinary uses, cloves also have numerous health benefits. They contain a compound called eugenol, which has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Cloves have been used in traditional medicine to treat a range of ailments, including toothaches, digestive issues, and respiratory infections.

To use whole cloves in cooking, they can be added to dishes either whole or ground. Whole cloves are often used to flavor hot drinks, such as mulled wine or cider. They can also be used to infuse flavor into broths or soups.

When using whole cloves in a dish, it is important to use them sparingly as they have a strong and potent flavor. To release their flavor, it is best to lightly crush them before using them in a recipe.

Overall, whole cloves are a versatile and flavorful spice that can add depth and warmth to a wide range of dishes. They also offer numerous health benefits, making them a valuable addition to any pantry.

Nutritional Values per 100g
Energy 251 kcal
Carbohydrates 66.47 g
Fiber 21.2 g
Protein 5.81 g
Fat 8.56 g
Manganese 300 mg (13,636% of the daily value)
Vitamin K 28.7 mcg (25% of the daily value)
Iron 4.2 mg (23% of the daily value)
Calcium 405 mg (41% of the daily value)
Vitamin C 11.7 mg (13% of the daily value)
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