Spice: Cloves

by Abigail Oetken

Origin of Spice

The clove originates from a small evergreen tree that is found native to the fabled spice islands.
Big image

Botanical Information

The clove comes from a tree, but when cooking you use an unnopened flower bud.
Big image

Common Culinary Uses

Cloves have a warm lingering flavor that works best for both sweet and savory dishes. They are also best used when they are dried.

Health Benefits

  • dentistry
  • reduces inflammation
  • treats scrapes and burns
  • improves digestion

Interesting Facts

  • The strong sweet fruity taste of a clove can leave the mouth numb
  • Use sparingly because the flavor and aroma can overpower other spices in the dish
  • Can be ground or whole
Big image