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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Cloves

What is Cloves


Cloves are the aromatic dried flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae. Cloves are native to the Maluku islands in Indonesia and used as a spice in cuisines all over the world. Cloves are harvested primarily in IndonesiaIndiaMadagascarZanzibarPakistan, and Sri Lanka. They have a numbing effect on mouth tissues.
ike other spices, cloves are available throughout the year. They are renowned for providing their uniquely warm, sweet and aromatic taste.Cloves are the unopened pink flower buds of the evergreen clove tree. The buds are picked by hand when they are pink and dried until they turn brown in color. Cloves are about 1/2-inch long and 1/4-inch in diameter and with their tapered stem, they resemble tiny nails. 

Health Benefits


1. In lab tests published in 2009, scientists found that clove bud oil (as well as essential oils of cinnamon and allspice) may help protect against food poisoning.
2. Cloves are used in treating dental pain
3. Eugenol, the primary component of clove's volatile oils, functions as an anti-inflammatory substance
4. Preliminary research suggests that clove holds promise as a means of protecting against lung cancer. 


Although clove is generally considered safe, it may cause allergic reactions and certain adverse effects (such as a burning sensation, increased risk of bleeding, and lowered blood sugar levels) in some individuals.


Source: Alternative medicine.
Medical disclaimer:
 
The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. It is not to be used to diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications.


Names In Other Languages for Cloves(Arabic, Assamese, Bengali,Chinese, French, German, Gujarati,Hindi, Kannada, Malay, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu)::





Nutritional value


NUTRITION INFORMATION
Amounts per 1 tbsp (6g)

Calorie Information
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Calories
21.0
(87.9 kJ)
1%
  From Carbohydrate
9.4
(39.4 kJ)
  From Fat
10.9
(45.6 kJ)
  From Protein
0.7
(2.9 kJ)
  From Alcohol
0.0
(0.0 kJ)

Carbohydrates
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Total Carbohydrate
4.0
g
1%
Dietary Fiber
2.2
g
9%
Starch
~
Sugars
0.2
g

Fats & Fatty Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Total Fat
1.3
g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.4
g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat
0.1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.5
g
Total trans fatty acids
~
Total trans-monoenoic fatty acids
~
Total trans-polyenoic fatty acids
~
Total Omega-3 fatty acids
278
mg
Total Omega-6 fatty acids
168
mg
Protein & Amino Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Protein
0.4
g
1%

Vitamins
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Vitamin A
34.4
IU
1%
Vitamin C
5.3
mg
9%
Vitamin D
~
~
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
0.6
mg
3%
Vitamin K
9.2
mcg
12%
Thiamin
0.0
mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.0
mg
1%
Niacin
0.1
mg
0%
Vitamin B6
0.0
mg
2%
Folate
6.0
mcg
2%
Vitamin B12
0.0
mcg
0%
Pantothenic Acid
~
~
Choline
2.4
mg
Betaine
0.1
mg

Minerals
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Calcium
42.0
mg
4%
Iron
0.6
mg
3%
Magnesium
17.2
mg
4%
Phosphorus
6.8
mg
1%
Potassium
71.6
mg
2%
Sodium
15.8
mg
1%
Zinc
0.1
mg
0%
Copper
0.0
mg
1%
Manganese
2.0
mg
98%
Selenium
0.4
mcg
1%
Fluoride
~

Sterols
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Cholesterol
0.0
mg
0%
Phytosterols
16.6
mg

Other
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Alcohol
0.0
g
Water
0.4
g
Ash
0.4
g
Caffeine
0.0
mg
Theobromine
0.0
mg


Footnotes for Spices, cloves, ground
Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21. Each "~" indicates a missing or incomplete value.

Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

Nutrition Data's Opinion, Completeness Score™, Fullness Factor™, Rating, Estimated Glycemic Load (eGL), and Better Choices Substitutions™ are editorial opinions of NutritionData.com, given without warranty, and are not intended to replace the advice of a nutritionist or health-care professional. Nutrition Data's opinions and ratings are based on weighted averages of the nutrient densities of those nutrients for which the FDA has established Daily Values, and do not consider other nutrients that may be important to your health or take into account your individual needs. Consequently, Nutrition Data's higher-rated foods may not necessarily be healthier for you than lower-rated ones. All foods, regardless of their rating, have the potential to play an important role in your diet.

IF Rating™ is a trademark of Monica Reinagel. Data for the IF Rating was provided by inflammationfactor.com.


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Cloves Substitute


Save yourself a trip to the store and some cash by using this ground clove substitute.

Where it can be used


Cloves can be used in cooking either whole or in a ground form, but they are used sparingly because they have an extremely strong flavour. Cloves have historically been used in Indian cuisine (both North Indian and South Indian)
In Mexican cuisine, cloves are best known as clavos de olor, and often used together with cumin and cinnamon.
In Vietnamese cuisine, cloves are often used to season the broth of Phở.
In American cooking, it is often used in sweet breads such as pumpkin or zucchini bread along with other sweet spices like nutmeg and cinnamon

Cloves are also an important incense material

How to Store

Store it in air tight container


Recipe Using  Cloves (Here I list only main dishes.. but Cloves can be used in lot of dishes for decoration or just to add little flavour)






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