Ground Cloves are a coarse, dark red-brown powder that clumps slightly with pressure, resembling beach sand. The powder has an intensely hot and fruity aroma that can overpower the nose when inhaled deeply. The powder also has an anesthetic quality that numbs the tongue and mouth when consumed directly.
Ground Cloves flavor is complex, with notes of sweetness, bitterness and heat. The flavor of Cloves is strong, pungent, sweet-almost hot. They are one of the most penetrating of all spices and their bitter, astringent flavor leaves a numbing sensation in the mouth.
Cloves can be used whole or ground. People often include ground cloves in spice mixes and whole cloves in recipes to add depth and flavor to a wide variety of foods. These small dark brown pods are used in curries, seasoned meats, Worcestershire sauce, baked goods and Chinese five-spice blends.
- Net Wt. 16 oz. (453g)
- great in baked goods, on yellow vegetables, and on ham or pork roasts.
- Very strong sweet flavor, and it can be added to tomato sauce or canned beets.
Also available: Whole Cloves