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Ceylon Cloves

Cloves, Ceylon, Whole

Select Size:

1/2 Cup Jar  
Net 1.45oz
1/2 Cup Bag  
Net 1.45oz
1 Cup Bag  
Net 3.30oz

1/2 Cup Jar - $7.65
Bottle Size: 4.25" x 2"
(Per Ounce Cost: $5.28)

1/2 Cup Bag - $6.85
Bag Size: 7" x 4.25"
(Per Ounce Cost: $4.73)

1 Cup Bag - $11.65
Bag Size: 7" x 4.25"
(Per Ounce Cost: $3.53)



Cloves have an almost pungent aroma as well as a sweet and spicy flavor. Cloves are the unopened flower buds of the clove tree, which is a tropical evergreen that can live up to 100 years. They resemble small brads or tacks and their name comes from the French word ‘clov’, which means ‘nail’.

On the Molucca Islands, the natives planted a clove tree for every child born. They believed that the fate of the tree was linked to the fate of that child.

Not only are these cloves larger than our Madagascar cloves, they also have higher oil content. Their near perfect condition makes them ideal for pomander balls. Whole cloves can be used as garnishes, to stud fruit, hams or onions and for decorating gingerbread and other cookies.

Spice Map - Spice Islands
Cloves are native to the Molucca Islands, or the Spice Islands.

Dietary Information

Black Pepper-Free

Flavor of Ceylon Cloves

These unopened flower buds of the clove tree are sweet and spicy with a pungent aroma and pair well with allspice.

Uses of Ceylon Cloves

Stud fruit (make pomander balls), ham, and onions. Garnish sweet and savory dishes. Decorate gingerbread and other cookies.

Ceylon Cloves Recipe

For 4-5 T of mix: Grind 2 t cloves, allspice berries, and 4 bay leaves. Mix with 1 T pepper, 2 t salt, and 3/4 t ground nutmeg, mace, celery, and dried onion

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