Brown and hard, sun-dried, this flower bud of the clove is a spice in spicy and hot flavor. For over 2000 years, clove is a spice used in Asia for its medicinal and culinary virtues. He arrived later in Europe in the Middle Ages to become a commodity also known as pepper.
Traditionally, cloves used to flavor ham, oranges or onions. But it allows to season many preparations (soups, meats, pickles, gherkins, ...). This is the perfect herb for your meats, cheeses, vegetables, pastries. It goes very well with cinnamon or nutmeg. They also employ a lot to flavor teas!