Handy for a toothache and a must-have in mulled wine! Cloves are the dried, unopened flower buds of a tropical tree with an earthy, spicy and slightly sweet aroma and flavour. Cloves are shaped like a nail with four unopened petals encasing a round ball, the pointy end being particularly useful when adding to a Christmas ham, as they can be spiked into the exterior making stunning patterns while imparting their warming flavour and aroma. This dark brown spice can be used whole or ground, but is best added sparingly so as not to overwhelm other flavours.
- + Ingredients
- + Health Benefits
As well as it’s toothache-quelling qualities, Cloves feature a number of medicinal properties and are also a natural insect repellent. It can be use in dishes where the cloves will not be picked or strained out.
- + How to use
Cloves pair well with most meat dishes, are an indispensable ingredient in apple pie, and can be used to flavour soups and stocks by adding a clove studded onion while cooking.
- + Country of Origin
Product of India
- + Storage Instructions
Store in a cool dry area away from direct sunlight