Cloves are the flower buds of the Clove tree (Syzygium aromaticum). Ceylon Cloves are richer in oil than other types of cloves in the world. Gifted with a native flavour and aroma, this spice is used whole or as a grounded powder. Ceylon cloves are used for culinary, pharmaceutical and cosmetics purposes and bring numerous health benefits.
Clove is best cultivated in lands elevated 1000m above sea level and an average rainfall of 1,7500 – 2,500 per annum.
The harvested unopened buds are sun-dried until dark brown. Cleaning is required to remove excess dirt and dust after the cloves are graded according to size, colour and quality.
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Lalpari cloves are a type of clove that is known for their deep red color and strong aroma. Lalpari cloves are often used in Indonesian cuisine, but they can also be found in other cuisines around the world. Lalpari cloves are high in essential oils, including eugenol and contain nutrients, such as vitamin C, potassium, and manganese.
Handpicked is the most superior grade of Ceylon Cloves with many green full bud cloves and no headless cloves and stems. On an average the head count for Ceylon Cloves handpicked is 99% with very little mixture or foreign matter.
Clove stems are the stems of the clove bud flower which has the same odor and taste as cloves. Clove stems can be added to dishes to add flavor, or they can be used to make tea or infused in oil. They are largely used in the manufacture of oil of cloves.
An essential staple in the Kitchen, Cloves pod or ground cloves have always been a popular food additive celebrated for its sharp flavour and aroma. Ground cloves are mostly used as a spice since they are easy to blend with other ingredients than whole cloves.
Antibacterial properties of cloves make it an ideal food preservative. In addition, oil derived from cloves is used to flavour beverages like tea, coffee and wine.
Used in Pharmaceuticals & Dentistry
Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, cloves are used as an ingredient in dental products including toothpaste and mouthwash. Cloves are also used as an ingredient in many pharmaceutical preparations, ointments, and painkillers and are used in insect repellents due to the high presence of Eugenol compounds.
Used in Cosmetics
Vitamin C and A, Potassium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Iron and Sodium in Cloves help to protect the skin and are potent against acne. Many cosmetic products like face wash, scrubs, lotions, bath bombs and bath tea use clove as an ingredient that adds fragrance and healing power.
Rich in Vitamins and Minerals
Rich in Eugenol and Caryophyllene, two strong germicides which are also antioxidants, antimicrobials, and kill parasites and repel insects a One teaspoon of ground clove also contains 30% of the recommended dietary intake of Manganese, 4% of Vitamin K, 3% of Vitamin C and small amounts of calcium, magnesium and vitamin C.
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A unique terroir and eternal sunshine come together to produce the finest spices and herbs in the world, known by their unique geographic indication of Ceylon Spices.