High Quality Cloves,Whole cloves from Ceylon 50g
Cloves are the unopened pink flower buds of the evergreen clove tree. The buds are picked by hand when they are pink and dried until they turn brown in color. Cloves are about 1/2-inch long and 1/4-inch in diameter and with their tapered stem, they resemble tiny nails. In fact, their English name is actually derived from the Latin word clavus, which means nail.
Although cloves have a very hard exterior, their flesh features an oily compound that is essential to their nutritional and flavor profile. Cloves have a warm, sweet and aromatic taste that evokes the sultry tropical climates where they are grown.
The Latin name for cloves is Eugenia caryophyllus.
Cloves are noted for their medical uses, health benefits, warming qualities and strong flavour.
- Cloves have many health benefits, and some of the most common medicinal uses of cloves include treatment for toothache pain, stress relief (usually in the form of aromatherapy) and inflammation reduction for arthritis and other inflammation.
- Cloves can be cooked into various foods and drinks for some health benefit. Clove oil can be applied topically or used in aromatherapy.