The dried flower buds of the Syzygium Aromatica plant are known as cloves. Our Organic Ground Cloves are the powdered version of these aromatic flower buds. Like many spices, cloves are indigenous to Asian countries like Indonesia, India and Pakistan. Cloves are native to the Maluku islands in Indonesia and have been used as flavoring agent in food and for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. Our all- natural ground cloves have a distinct flavor that will enhance the taste of savory as well as sweet dishes.
Even though cloves have been found in a ceramic vessel in Syria with evidence that dates the vessel back to the third century BC, scientist believe that cloves are native to the Maluku islands in Indonesia. Muslim traders from the Middle East first discovered cloves. The highly priced spice was traded like oil and made their way to the Arab Peninsula; from there cloves reached Africa and Europe. Europeans like the Portuguese and the Dutch took turns to seize control over the spice trade in South East Asia and several wars waged over the control of the Maluku islands. The Dutch emerged victorious in the 16th century and held the Maluku islands for the next three hundred fifty years.
Cloves have been associated with many health benefits and are known to be beneficial to aid with digestion, protecting the liver, boosting immune systems and controlling blood sugar levels by diabetes. Cloves are also known to fight oral diseases like gum inflammation, provide relief from headaches and display aphrodisiac properties.
Using at Home
Our organic ground cloves are a perfect supplement for savory and sweet dishes from various cuisines from around the world. Organic ground cloves enhances the flavor of Asian curries, Middle Eastern meat dishes, like the Tagine, Western meat dishes and also hot drinks like tea and Gluh wine. These ground cloves pair perfectly with cinnamon, vanilla, red wine, onions and star anise and complement many spice mixes you use for your favorite dishes.
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All of our methods, are completely compatible with the full USDA Organic standard, while managing to meet - or surpass - strict FDA regulated safety standards. Our key technologies include: Steam Treated Spice, Steam Treated Spices.