About Cloves Whole Organic
Derived from the flower buds of Syzygium aromaticum, an evergreen tree in the myrtle plant family, cloves are a powerfully aromatic spice that resemble a tiny tack. Named after the French word “clou,” meaning “nail,” cloves are a popular spice around the world and are used in a wide range of international cuisines First originating in the Maluku Islands of Indonesia, this aromatic spice is still a prominent product of Indonesia. Today, cloves are also harvested in Madagascar, Sri Lanka, India, Tanzania, Zanzibar, and other hot, tropical areas. The clove tree grows best in highly humid environments, making tropical environments the perfect fit for this plant. In Ancient China, this aromatic spice was used not only in cooking, perfumery, and medicine, but also as an oral antiseptic for anyone meeting with the emperor in order to guarantee their breath was as fresh as possible.
Storage and shelf life
Store whole cloves in a cool, dry, airtight container, away from the sunlight and heat.
Whole cloves, when stored properly, will retain flavor and potency for up to 1 year.
Shipping and delivery
The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.
The product is delivered in recycled paper bags.
Allergens: This product contains no known allergens.
How to use
The aroma of cloves is assertive and warm, with notes of pepper and camphor. The taste is fruity but also sharp, hot and bitter; it leaves a numbing sensation in the mouth. This intensely aromatic spice has a subtly sweet flavor that lends plenty of warmth to any dish. Pairing well with other rich, slightly sweet spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, cloves also have a slight note of bitterness and astringency that counterbalances the sweetness. Given their notably strong taste and aroma, cloves are used sparingly in most dishes. Cloves are commonly used in spice blends for meat rubs and marinades, including the popular blends Chinese five-spice powder and garam masala. They’re one of many spices used to make Vietnamese pho, and they stud whole-baked hams and pots of German braised red cabbage. One of the most common uses of this aromatic spice is flavoring hot drinks, like mulled wine, Masala chai tea, and hot apple cider.
Pork, apples, beetroot, red cabbage, carrots, onions oranges, chocolate.