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Kitchen Dictionary: clove

Cloves are small nailed shaped flower buds that are dried. They have a sweet, somewhat penetrating flavor. Cloves can be bought whole or ground. Ground cloves are commonly used in baking. Cloves are native to Indonesia. The word is derived from the French clou, meaning "nail." Cloves are harvested mainly in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and India. Whole cloves are often used when preparing ham they are poked into the skin on the outside of the ham. This gives the ham flavor and is decorative

plural: cloves


Season: available year-round

How to select: Sold whole or ground.

Matches well with: apples, beets, game, ham, lamb, pumpkin, sausage, tea, tomatoes, walnuts, wine

Substitutions: 1 tsp whole cloves = 3/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cloves = 1 tsp allspice

More Clove Recipes
Popular Clove Recipes
40-Clove Garlic Chicken
Orange-Clove Pomanders
Molasses Clove Cookies

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 tbsp
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 21
Calories from Fat 11 (55%)
Total Fat 1.3g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 16mg 0%
Potassium 72mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 4.0g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%
Sugars 2.3g
Protein 0.4g 0%

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