The Spice Trader Ground Cloves - 35g


The clove tree is a tropical evergreen of the myrtle family which grows to a height of about 12 m. Its crimson flowers seldom open and it is these unopened flower buds that constitute the clove spice.

Native range  

Moluccas (part of the Indonesian archipelago)

Taste and aroma  

Cloves have a powerful fragrant aroma, with hints of pepper and camphor. The taste is fruity but also sharp, hot, and bitter.

Culinary uses  

Cloves are included in many classic spice mixtures including Chinese five spice powder, curry powders, pickling spices, and ground mixed spice for baking. Whole cloves are often used to flavour cooking liquids for simmering fish, poultry, or meat, and as a garnish for baked hams. Cloves have a particular association with apples and are added to apple sauces, tarts, and other desserts.


Whole cloves will keep for at least a year if stored in an airtight container and kept in a cool place away from strong light.