Clove, Ground

Cloves are the dried, unopened flower of a tropical evergreen tree. Their warm, spicy, pungent flavor is used in both sweet and savory dishes.

Cloves are an intense, aromatic spice with a noticeable warmth that is both bitter and sweet. You'll find it used in sweet dishes like gingerbread as well as savory fare as a meat rub, brine, or marinade ingredient and it is a star player in the Indian seasoning garam masala.

Ground cloves can be used to flavor soups, sauces, rice, and tea or can be ground fresh into a powder.

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What Is Clove?

Clove is a very pungent spice used in a variety of savory and sweet applications. The actual spice is made by drying the pre-ripe buds of a clove tree, which are then dried in their immature state and later used in recipes. The flavor of clove is very pungent, coming from the compound called eugenol, which is what adds the warming and tingly sensation when eating cloves directly.

It cannot be overstated the strength of flavor clove has, and should be used sparingly. A small amount goes a long way in recipes and utilizing ground clove adds depth and character to your favorite dishes.

How Clove Can Be Used

Clove is very popular in savory dishes due to its pungent and recognizable aroma.

A popular way to use clove is in a marinade or rub, offering the powerful warming spice and astringency that activates the palette, giving meat another layer of flavor. Adding some into rice dishes allows the rice and the spice to blend into an exciting bite of food that pairs well with any main dish.

Clove is best known in sweet applications surrounding baked goods or items thought to be “fall themed”. Think pumpkin spice, apple cider and other autumnal dishes. Ground clove also pairs well with apples, sweet potatoes, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

Spiceology Ground Clove

For our ground clove, we take away the hassle of having to process it yourself in your home kitchen. Instead, we grind high quality clove ourselves and package in an airtight container for optimal freshness and usability, available in a small, glass jars or large containers.

The Ground Clove we provide is a must have in any cook’s pantry.

Whether you are making pumpkin pie, braised cabbage or mulled cider, clove is a go-to in many recipes, whenever you need an extra kick of flavor.