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Cloves, Ground

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Ground Clove

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You can thank the clove tree, a 40-foot tall evergreen from the myrtle family, for this brown, richly flavored spice. With its pungent and sweet taste, the strong flavor of ground clove goes a long way to enhance your baked goods and savory dishes.

Clove is an unopened flower bud shaped like a nail. The word clove itself comes from the French word clou which translates to nail. Used throughout history for thousands of years, clove is an important spice revered by many cultures for its depth of flavor and medicinal qualities.

Cloves contain eugenol, which is a topical anesthetic. Clove also acts as an aphrodisiac. They are loaded with vitamins, fiber and minerals, and high in antioxidants.

The clove is plucked from the evergreen tree, dried, then ground. The aromatic ground clove goes well with many other spices. Mix it into many of your recipes or create unique mixed spices and blends.

While ground clove is a well-known ingredient in gingerbread and spice cake but this versatile spice enhances many other recipes beyond baked goods. In some dishes, use ground clove sparingly for a slight undertone. In others, let it take center stage with a punch.

It’s delectable in made-from-scratch applesauce, barbecue sauce, and cocktail dippers. Whisk it into maple syrup for pouring over sweet and savory dishes like sweet potatoes or sweet potato pancakes. Clove even makes a great addition to pea and bean soups, ham or pot roasts, chicken soup, and beef stew. And in the fall clove is a must-add to hot ciders, mulled wine, and egg nog.

Mount Hope Wholesale has 1 lb (0.45 kg) bags of ground cloves. With your bulk order of cloves on hand, you’ll have plenty of it to use in many recipes.

Ingredients: Cloves