This is a spice harvested from the dried flower bud of the clove tree. The clove tree is a tropical evergreen tree from the myrtle family and is native to Indonesia. Clove flower buds are harvested before they open, after which they are dried. They are either used whole or ground. Cloves are known for their medical uses, health benefits, warming qualities and strong flavor.
- Cloves are mainly used to flavor hot drinks like hot apple cider, mulled wines, hot cocktails etc.
- Cloves are used in a plethora of sweet and savory foods such as pork bribes, Indian garam masala etc.
- Cloves are used for toothache, stress relief, anti-inflammation of arthritis and other inflammation.
- It is considering being warming and stimulating.
Cloves Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Cloves are composed of 9.87% water, 65.53% carbohydrates, 5.97% protein, and 13% fat. If you consume one teaspoon of cloves you will get 1.376 grams of carbohydrates. It is equal to 1.06 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates you should include in your daily diet, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same a 100 gram reference serving of cloves provides 274 calories and are a very rich source of Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), and Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) (157.56%, 30.08%, and 20% of the Daily Value, respectively). This means if your diet contains cloves, it helps your body to stabilise blood clots and heal wounds faster, retent of episodic memory (in older people), maintain healthy bone growth and resorption and it is effective against excessive bleedinghigh cholesterol levelneuronal damage in the brain. With this they contain a considerable amount of Magnesium, Iron and Calcium attaining 83.55%, 65.72% and 63.2% of the Daily Value in a 100 g (3.5 Oz), respectively.