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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

    Ingredient

    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

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    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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