Clove

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ORIGIN

Clove trees, belonging to the Myrtaceae family, originate from the Maluku islands in Indonesia. Its scientific name is Eugenia Aromatica. Trading of clove began around 200 BC during the Indian epic period.

Clove was used in China under the Han dynasty for its culinary and medicinal properties. The Romans and Greeks used clove in the 1st century. It was brought to Europe by the Arabs in the 4th century. Nowadays, Indonesia and Madagascar are the largest producers of clove.

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CULTIVATION METHOD

Clove is a tree that can measure from 10 to 12m and even reach a height of 20m in favourable growing conditions. The conical-shaped tree needs rich, humid, porous soil and thrives in tropical climates. Its leaves can measure up to 13cm. They are evergreen and oval in shape.

Clove is, in fact, the flower bud of the tree. It is harvested in April, May and June before it blooms with its characteristic red colour. Clove is then dried in the soil until it turns dark brown in colour. The clove tree blooms in spring and summer.

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HOW TO USE IT WHEN COOKING

Clove has a very strong flavour and a bitter, aromatic taste. Insert 7 cloves into an onion to flavour pot-au-feu. It flavours game marinades, pears in wine, fruit compotes, cooked apples, gingerbread, biscuits and sauerkraut.

In some countries such as Tunisia, clove is infused with tea. It works well in both sweet and savoury dishes. It is very popular in Indonesian cuisine for its smoky taste.

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Products

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Whole clove

Produit Spigol
Flacon de 29 g


Flavours gingerbread, biscuits, pot-au-feu, marinades, and sauerkraut. In some countries such as Tunisia, it is infused with tea.

Very popular spice in Indonesian cuisine for its smoky taste.

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Whole clove

Produit Spigol
Sachet de 60g


Our packets are convenient. They are resealable, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

Flavours gingerbread, biscuits, pot-au-feu, marinades and sauerkraut. In some countries such as Tunisia, it is infused with tea.

Very popular spice in Indonesian cuisine for its smoky taste.

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Whole clove



Our product is whole and is used mainly for slow-cooked dishes with a long infusion time. The packaging has a double flap lid for ease of use.

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Ground clove



Our product is ground and used mainly for dishes with a short cooking and infusion time. It is sold in a packet, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

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Whole clove



Our product is whole and is used mainly for slow-cooked dishes with a long infusion time. It is sold in a packet, enabling excellent preservation of the product and its quality.

Where to find this product ?