What Are Cloves?
Cloves are a spice made from the flower buds of an evergreen tree called, appropriately enough, the clove tree (Syzygium aromaticum). Clove flower buds are harvested in their immature state and then dried. Whole cloves are shaped like a small, reddish-brown spike, usually around 1 centimeter in length, with a bulbous top. Cloves can be used whole or ground, and they have a very strong, pungent flavor and aroma.
What Does It Taste Like?
Cloves are a pungent warm spice with an intense flavor and aroma. The flavor comes from the compound eugenol. On the tongue, you’ll detect sweetness, bitterness, and astringency (drying the mouth), with a noticeable amount of heat. Similar warm spices include nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. These are often combined in a pumpkin pie blend. Cloves are much more powerful than these more-tepid flavor cousins and therefore less is used in a recipe or blend. Some people find the flavor of cloves overwhelming and choose to leave this spice out entirely.
Cooking With Cloves
Whole or ground cloves are used to flavor sauces, soups and rice dishes, notably a number of traditional Indian dishes, and it’s one of the components of garam masala. Whole cloves are either removed before serving or picked out of the dish. Even when cooked, whole cloves have a very hard, woody texture that would be unpleasant to bite into.
Cloves also feature in any number of desserts, especially ground cloves, and particularly around the holidays. Think eggnog or pumpkin pie spice. Cloves are often paired with cinnamon or nutmeg, but in general, it’s a good idea to use cloves sparingly.
Recipes With Cloves
Cloves are often found studding a holiday ham, in Indian biryani dishes, or in pumpkin pie spiced drinks and desserts. It is also one of the key spices used in making the classic béchamel sauce.
Uses of Cloves
Cloves are a pungent spice found in savory dishes, desserts, and drinks. Ground or whole cloves flavor meat, sauces, and rice dishes. Cloves are often used along with cinnamon and nutmeg in sweet dishes, especially “pumpkin pie” flavored items for the autumn and winter holidays, and in drinks such as mulled wine, cider, or chai.
A common non-culinary use of cloves is the kretek clove cigarette produced in Indonesia. The essential oil is used in aromatherapy for stress relief. In the traditional medicine of non-Western cultures, cloves are used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine and Chinese medicine as a warming and stimulating substance.
Cloves should be stored in an airtight container, preferably in a cool and dark place. Whole cloves will retain their potency longer than ground cloves, remaining fresh for about a year compared to three months for ground cloves.
Surprising Health Benefits of Cloves. > লবঙ্গের আশ্চর্যজনক স্বাস্থ্য উপকারিতা
Contain important nutrients. > গুরুত্বপূর্ণ পুষ্টি উপাদান রয়েছে।
High in antioxidants. > অ্যান্টিঅক্সিড্যান্টের পরিমাণ বেশি।
May help protect against cancer. > ক্যান্সার থেকে রক্ষা করতে সাহায্য করতে পারে।
Can kill bacteria. > ব্যাকটিরিয়া মেরে ফেলতে পারে।
May improve liver health. > লিভারের উন্নতি করতে পারে।
May help regulate blood sugar. > রক্তে শর্করাকে নিয়ন্ত্রণ করতে সহায়তা করতে পারে।
May promote bone health. > হাড়ের স্বাস্থ্যের উন্নতি করতে পারে।
May reduce stomach ulcers. > পেটের আলসার হ্রাস করতে পারে।
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