English Name: Clove Powder
Botanical Name: Syzygium aromaticum
Hindi Name: Laung Powder
Tamil Name: Grampu Powder
Cloves are the flower buds that are taken from the tree in the Myrtaceae family. Originally, this spice is native to Indonesia, specifically, the Maluku Islands. The most common use of clove is as a spice in curries and baked food items. Cloves are harvested in different countries in all seasons throughout the entire year.
Cloves grow in tropical or subtropical climates. The essential temperature is more than 10 degrees Celcius (constantly). The clove trees require 20 to 30 degrees Celcius temperatures to grow. A cold climate or outdoors will not help the growth. A pot with proper care may help in these conditions.
Taste of Clove Powder:
Clove spice powder has a little bitter and subtly sweet flavor that heats any dish. Most often, clove powder is used with other similar sweet and bitter spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. The perfect ratio of sweetness and bitterness balances the taste.
Nutrition Facts of Clove Powder:
As sweet yet bitterly spice powder, Clove contains countable nutritions.
Based on data, a spoon of clove contains,
- Mineral Manganese – 30% (RDI)
- Vitamin K – 4% (RDI)
- Vitamin C – 3% (RDI)
- A good quality amount of Vitamin E, Calcium, Fiber, and Magnesium.
- The spice has important nutrients.
- It is full of antioxidants.
- Clove may fight against certain types of cancer.
- It can kill harmful worms and bacteria.
- The spice may help liver functions.
- It may improve blood circulation and regulate blood sugar.
- Clove can boosts bone health.
- It is a digestive agent and reduces stomach ulcers.