Syzygium aromaticum

Origin: Indonesia

Flavour: Warm and pungent, fragrant, sweet and bitter.

Uses: Curry, marinade, baked goods, mulled beverages.

Dishes: Chicha morada (Peruvian drink), jollof rice, Zanzibar pilau, plantain in coconut milk, North African meatballs, Icelandic pepper cookies (piparkokur), Scandinavian glögg (mulled wine).

Compliments: Star anise, peppercorns, cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, mace, allspice, chilli, pepper.

Substitutes for Clove: Allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon.

The distinct flavour profile of Ground Cloves elevates every recipe that it is added to. Its strong warmth is unmistakeable and delicious so it’s best to use it in small quantities until you have achieved the flavour that you desire in your dish.
Cocktails, mocktails, chai or morada? Using Whole Cloves in these recipes will add warmth and spice while not altering the clarity of your beverages like ground cloves would.