Raw cloves

Scientific Name : Syzygium aromaticum
200 Grams
500 grams
1 KG


Cloves are aromatic flower buds derived from the clove tree, scientifically known as Syzygium aromaticum. These small, reddish-brown buds are native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia but are also cultivated in other tropical regions. Cloves have been used for centuries both as a spice and for their medicinal properties.

Here are some key features and descriptions of cloves:

Appearance: Cloves are small, dried, and unopened flower buds. They are usually about 1.5 to 2 centimeters in length, with a tapered stem and a bulbous head.

Color: When fresh, cloves have a pink hue, which turns to a reddish-brown color when dried. The dried buds are the form typically used in cooking.

Aroma: Cloves are renowned for their strong, warm, and sweet aroma. The scent is often described as both spicy and slightly fruity.

Flavor: Cloves have a pungent, sweet, and somewhat bitter taste. They are commonly used in both sweet and savory dishes, adding depth and warmth to the flavor profile.

Culinary Uses: Cloves are a versatile spice and are used in various cuisines around the world. They are a common ingredient in spice blends, such as garam masala and pumpkin spice. Cloves are often used to flavor baked goods, pickles, sauces, and certain meat dishes.

Medicinal Uses: Cloves have been traditionally used for their medicinal properties. They are believed to have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant effects. Clove oil, extracted from cloves, is sometimes used for toothaches and oral health due to its numbing properties.

Clove Oil: In addition to culinary uses, clove oil is extracted from the buds and is utilized in aromatherapy and as an ingredient in various health and beauty products.

Storage: To maintain their flavour and aroma, cloves should be stored in a cool, dark place in an airtight container.

Cloves are a popular spice in many cultures, contributing not only to the flavour of dishes but also to their aromatic appeal.

Other names: Ding Xiang (mandarin Chinese)

laung, long, (hindi)

clavo (Spanish)

Chiodo di garofano (Italian)

Qurnfal (Arabic)

Nelke (German)

Eugenia cariophylata

Eugenia caryophyllus)

Caryophyllus aromatica

chiodo di garofano (Italian),