Cloves are the small, reddish-brown flower bud of the tropical evergreen tree Syzygium aromaticum of the family Myrtaceae, important in the earliest spice trade and believed indigenous to the Moluccas, or Spice Islands, of Indonesia. Strong of aroma and hot and pungent in taste, cloves are used to flavour many foods, particularly meats and bakery products; in Europe and the United States the spice is a characteristic flavoring in Christmas holiday fare, such as ham, wassail and mincemeat. As early as 200 BC, envoys from Java to the Han-dynasty court of China brought cloves that were customarily held in the mouth to perfume the breath during audiences with the emperor. During the late Middle Ages, cloves were used in Europe to preserve, flavour, and garnish food. Clove cultivation was almost entirely confined to Indonesia, and in the early 17th century the Dutch eradicated cloves on all islands except Amboina and Ternate in order to create scarcity and sustain high prices. In the latter half of the 18th century the French smuggled cloves from the East Indies to Indian Ocean islands and the New World, breaking the Dutch monopoly. The island of Zanzibar, which is part of Tanzania, is the world's largest producer of cloves. Madagascar and Indonesia are smaller producers.
Cloves Whole are available in 10 oz., 6 oz., and 2 oz. sizes. All A1 herbs, spices and seasonings are freshness sealed in durable and attractive clear plastic bottles. For bulk pricing contact us here. or call 516-801-2132.
|1595||Cloves Whole 25 lb. Bag||$319.99|
|1594||Cloves Whole 15 lb. Bag||$209.99|
|1593||Cloves Whole 10 lb. Bag||$149.99|
|1347||Cloves Whole 4 lb. Jug||$66.99|
|0932||Cloves Whole 12 oz.||$13.99|
|0532||Cloves Whole 6 oz.||$7.99|
|0731||Cloves Whole 2 oz.||$6.49|
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