Bulk Cloves Powder

Syzygium aromaticum
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[ 264 ]Syzygium aromaticum

Cloves Powder

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound3.5
active compoundsThe essential oil in cloves contains eugenol, acetyl eugenol, methyl salicylate, pinene, and vanillin.
plant part usedflower buds, leaves, and stems

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container away from direct heat, light and humidity
appearance & aromaDark amber-colored with a spicy-sweet scent.


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cosmeticUse to make infused oils, soaps, lotions and other skin care products.
culinaryAdd to quick breads, muffins, baked fruit, pies, custards and puddings.
aromaticCombine with other fragrant spices in incense blends. The infused oil is used to make perfumes.
industrialClove is used in the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

flavor profile


Sweet with a slightly bitter note. Blends with ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and other warm spices.

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what else you should know


The baking spice we know as clove starts out as an undeveloped green flower bud on an Indonesian evergreen tree in the myrtle family. When the bud turns red, the spice is harvested by shaking the tree. The dried flower bud, which is actually a long calyx consisting of four unopened petals, looks a lot like a nail with a head at one end. In fact, the common name for the spice is taken from the French word clov, which means “nail.”

Clove contains several phenolic compounds, and is one of the most abundant sources of eugenol and gallic acid. The spice is also a rich source of the flavonoids kaempferol and quercetin, as well as caffeic, ferulic, elagic and salicylic acids. Due to the collective antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of these compounds, clove is widely used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The spice is also used as a flavor and preservative in the food industry.

Background: Cloves originated from the Southern Phillipines and the Molluca Islands of Indonesia. Taken from the dried flowers of the clove.

While they are mainly known in the West as a spice, cloves have been used throughout Southeast Asia for thousands of years.

Clove has been used to make bitter herb preparations more palatable for centuries. It has also been a powerful aphrodisiac used in India.

During the reign of the Han dynasty, anyone who planned to address the Chinese Emperor was expected to put cloves in his or her mouth in order to improve bad breath.

While it has roots in Asia, the growth of cloves has extended to Brazil, the West Indies, Tanzania, and Madagascar.

Description: The clove tree is an evergreen tree that grows up to 50 feet. The clove tree is pyramid-shaped and strongly aromatic. Twice each year unopened flower buds can be picked and dried. The dried flower buds are called cloves. Leaves and stems can be used, but the flower buds contain the most essential oil.

Safety: Medicinal amounts of clove should not be used by anyone with a history of cancer because of the unclear affect of eugenol on cell growth. Medicinal amounts of clove should always be used under the supervision of a health care professional.

Powdered clove is considered nontoxic for otherwise healthy people. Stomach upset can be the result of high amounts of cloves. Clove used on the skin may also cause a rash.

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