Cloves, Syzygium aromaticum, are actually dried, aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae. They are indigenous to the Maluku Islands, which include Bacan, Makian, Moti, Ternate, and Tidore,  historically known as the Spice Islands. Clove gets its name from the similarity of the flower buds of this plant with a rusty clove. The clove tree is an evergreen that grows up to 25-40 feet tall with large leaves and flowers grouped in clusters. Trees must reach at least 6 years in age before they are able to bear harvestable cloves. Cloves must be collected before the flower bud has opened.  Cloves are popular in the cuisines of China, Greece, India, Russia and Scandinavia. In Mexican cuisine, cloves are called “clavos de olor” and are often paired with Ceylon cinnamon and cumin.  Add a dash of ground cloves to baked beans, barbecue rubs and sauces, chili, tomato sauce and spaghetti. Cloves are an excellent compliment to apples, beets, red cabbage, carrots, chocolate, hams, onions, oranges, pork, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, squash, and in cranberry juice. Cloves work well when paired with allspice, bay, cardamom, cinnamon, chili, coriander, curry leaves, fennel, ginger, mace, nutmeg and tamarind. If you want to give your salsa a mysterious twist, add a very small amount of clove power, say 1/8th teaspoon to a quart volume.


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Clove - Powder

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