What is Clove
Cloves – are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. They are native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia, and are commonly used as a spice. Clove, just like many other spices has a history behind it. During the 13th and 14th centuries, cloves were transported all the way from Indonesia to China, India, Persia, Africa, and Europe. During this time, cloves had a very high price, thus wars for monopoly over clove production and distribution began. Many wars were waged just to control the islands of Maluku during both the medieval and modern period. The Dutch emerged victorious and held the Maluku islands for a very long time. Today, clove is a very important commercial crop all around the world.
The plant is an evergreen plant growing in tropical and subtropical conditions. Clove is a herb and people use various parts of the plant. Including the dried bud, stems, and leaves to make medicine. Clove oil is also famous for its medicinal properties.
Why I should use Clove.
According to the national nutrient database for standard reference. In every 100grams of clove you can found 65g of carbohydrate, 13g of total lipids,274kcal of energy, 6g of protein and 33g dietary fiber. Also clove have minerals that goods for body like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, and zinc. The vitamin found in clove include vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, and vitamin K. clove also have such high antioxidant properties as clove essential oil. We are familiar with the fact that antioxidants are very good for maintaining healthy skin and body, it can used as a treat rashes, scabies, stings, cuts, wounds, bites, fungal infections and athlete’s foot.
A sweet fragrance is released by good quality clove buds when they are pressed. One more reason to buy whole clove buds is that the powdered form can sometimes be adulterated with some other powders. The buds should be compact with sepals and stem. Another way to find out if the clove is of good quality is by putting it in water. It is a good quality clove, if it manages to stand upright, and if it sinks or tilts horizontally, then it is not to be considered a good quality clove. The best ones can be bended even if they are dried. It is always best to pick those cloves, which are grown organically. We always have high quality clove ready to export any time any season, ready to deliver wherever you are.