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Spicy and Pungent! 

This intensely aromatic spice has a subtly sweet flavour 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. Cloves are used to flavour sauces, beverages, soups, and rice dishes. Whole cloves are either removed before serving or picked out of the dish. Even when cooked, whole cloves have a very hard, woody texture that would be unpleasant to bite in to.




  • Digestive Aid: Cloves have traditionally been used to aid digestion and alleviate digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and indigestion. They contain compounds like eugenol that can stimulate the production of digestive enzymes, promote smoother digestion, and relieve discomfort.
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties: Cloves are rich in antioxidants and have potent anti-inflammatory properties. The active compounds in cloves, such as eugenol, help reduce inflammation in the body, which is associated with various chronic diseases like arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and inflammatory bowel diseases.
  • Oral Health: Cloves have antimicrobial properties and are commonly used in dental care products. They can help combat bacteria in the mouth, reduce bad breath, and promote overall oral health. Clove oil is often used in natural remedies for toothaches and gum pain due to its analgesic and antibacterial properties.
  • Blood Sugar Regulation: Some research suggests that cloves may help regulate blood sugar levels. Compounds in cloves like eugenol and flavonoids may improve insulin sensitivity, increase glucose uptake by cells, and reduce blood sugar spikes after meals. This could be beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those at risk of developing the condition.