Whole Cloves come from a tree with the Latin botanical name of Syzygium aromaticum, where the flower buds are dried to produce this popular spice. The tree is native to India and Indonesia, but is also found in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Zanzibar and Madagascar. We offer this spice in powder and whole forms, as well as organic and kosher varieties. When you buy Cloves from Starwest Botanicals, you will notice that we directly source our dried spices and herbs from our producers worldwide, and then process them all in-house in order to bring you the finest quality dried herbs and spices available today.
For many, some of our earliest childhood memories is crafting a pomander ball out of an orange, by sticking bulk Cloves into the orange's skin. The sweet and spicy smell helps us celebrate the winter holidays.
Utilized throughout the world's cuisines, this is one of the most commonly used spices. Cloves can be added to tea to liven it up, as well as heated fruit and wine punches that use cranberry for a flavor base. Caribbean jerk seasoning also takes advantage of the aromatic pungency of this spice, and is typically combined with citrus juice to deliver the desired tropical result. A jerk seasoning with Ground Cloves can be used on chicken, pork tenderloin or chops, beef steak, even stir fry or pasta dishes.
Organic Cloves are also used in a great many Indian dishes. Curries often showcase it, as do accompaniments like chutney. Desserts that utilize cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice also often include this spice. You can simmer pears with cranberries and the spice for a wonderful end to any meal. Cakes, quick breads and cookies often call for it as well. Dishes such as chili and mole sauce also may benefit from this delicious spice.
Our organic spices are certified by Quality Assurance International according to United States Department of Agriculture and National Organic Program guidelines.
Starwest Botanicals carries Cloves powder in a jar and pouch.