Profile: Few spices are used as small harpoons with joy. Have you ever stabbed a ham with allspice berries? Maybe a touch aggressive, but it makes for a wonderful ham.
The clove is a dried and unopened flower, not a stick or piece of wood. These flowers are from the Moluccas, a volcanic island series in Indonesia. We rarely see these lovely red blossoms due of its popularity.
Cloves are utilized in practically every cuisine. While it is commonly used in savory dishes in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, it is also utilized in baked goods in Europe and the Americas.
The clove has been used medicinally. Their essential oils can help digestion by boosting stomach acid, relax muscles, and relieve pain (pop one in your mouth next to a sore tooth).
|Basic Prep:||Use whole in hot drinks or with chicken or ham; remove before serving. Pre-grind the Hand Picked Clove in a spice or pepper mill before using it in a dish.|
|Shelf Life:||2 Years.|
|Ways To Use:||Use Whole Clove to flavor poultry, ham, mulled wine, spiced tea, or hot cider. Spice cake, pudding, stewed cranberries and pumpkin pie all benefit from fresh ground clove flavor.|
|Cuisine:||Asian, Chinese, English, German, Indian, Mexican, Sri Lankan|
|Country of Origin:||Indonesia|
|Taste & Aroma:||Bitter or Astringent, Hot, Pungent, Sweet.|
|Handling / Storage:||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Allergen Information:||None Specified.|
|Dietary Preferences:||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO.|