Cloves Whole are common baking ingredient in Asian, Middle East, African, Indian and Mexican dished. The grinding of cloves whole in to powder makes ground gloves. Used to give meats, curries, marinades and are a common blend of many seasonings.
Cloves are the small, reddish-brown flower bud of the tropical evergreen tree of the family Myrtaceae. Important in the earliest spice trade and believed indigenous to the Moluccas, or Spice Islands, of Indonesia.
They have a strong of aroma and hot and pungent in taste. Many foods, particularly meats and bakery products use cloves to flavor dishes. In Europe and the United States the spice is a characteristic flavoring in Christmas holiday fare, such as ham, wassail and mincemeat.
As early as 200 BC, envoys from Java to the Han-dynasty court of China brought cloves. That were customarily held in the mouth to perfume the breath during audiences with the emperor. During the late Middle Ages, cloves were used in Europe to preserve, flavor, and garnish food. Clove cultivation was almost entirely in Indonesia. In the early 17th century the Dutch eradicated cloves on all islands except Amboina and Ternate in order to create scarcity and sustain high prices. In the latter half of the 18th century the French smuggled cloves from the East Indies to Indian Ocean islands and the New World, breaking the Dutch monopoly. The island of Zanzibar, which is part of Tanzania, is the world’s largest producer of cloves. Madagascar and Indonesia are smaller producers.
Cloves Whole is available in 50 lb bulk bag, 25 lb bulk bag, 15 lb bag, 10 lb bag, 4 lb. Jug, 12 oz., 6 oz., and 2 oz. sizes.
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