Ground Cloves

Ground Cloves
Ground Cloves
Ground Cloves Ground Cloves
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2.8 oz
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Sharp and fruity, with a flavor that hints of cinnamon, pepper, and a little heat, reddish-brown Ground Cloves is an unforgettable spice. Their aroma is warm and assertive with a piney essence that floats around the top of the spice, and peppery undertones. The dried flower bud of an Indonesian evergreen tree, cloves are rich in essential oils and are often separated into products from the stem, leaf, or bud of the clove, with the bud being the most desirable product. Our Ground Cloves come from the oil-rich bud and guarantee a minimum of 10% volatile oil. While these oils are valued for their pungent flavor, they also contain antiseptic and anesthetic qualities, which is why Ground Cloves can impart a numbing sensation in the mouth.

Arborists believe that the oldest clove tree in the world, that the locals have named “Afo”, is between 350 and 400 years old and is located on the island of Ternate. At the height of the maritime spice wars in the 15- and 1600s, cloves were traded much like oil is today; with a strict limit on the amount available for export in order to keep the prices high. In 1652 the Netherlands United East India Company embarked on a policy of “extirpation”, and any clove tree they did not own was burned to the ground. Somehow, and it is not clear how, Afo survived this. Netherlands United maintained impenetrable control of Indonesian clove trees until 1770 when a Frenchman—named Pierre Poivre, or Peter Pepper, and that’s no lie—stole clove seedlings and smuggled them to Zanzibar, breaking the stranglehold the Netherlands had on clove production.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Add a dash of Ground Cloves to baked beans, barbecue rubs and sauces. Their aromatic quality shines in Cincinnati chili. Ground Cloves are excellent with poached apples, or mixed into eggs for French toast. They have a sturdy flavor that doesn’t dissipate so sauté with onions as a flavor base for a hearty beef stew, a North African tagine, or a rich Indian curry, like vindaloo. Both whole and ground cloves are potent, so use them in small increments. For a serving of 4, use approximately 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves; you can always add more, but you can’t take ground spices out. We also have Whole Cloves available if you prefer to use them that way.

Our cloves are cultivated in Indonesia.

This product is certified kosher.


Hungry for more information?

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g1%

Saturated Fat0g1%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate2.1g1%

Dietary Fiber1.1g4%

Total Sugars0.1g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

5 out of 5
18 total ratings.

Katharina B. (Verified buyer) 12/06/2021
FINE Cloves!!! FINE Cloves!!!

cindy h. (Verified buyer) 01/11/2021
Over the top flavor Over the top flavor

Marc M. (Verified buyer) 12/07/2020
no no

Renee B. (Verified buyer) 12/03/2020
Another winner very fresh and Another winner very fresh and the smell great.

Rey H. (Verified buyer) 11/26/2020
Great quality!!!!! Great quality!!!!!

Scott O. (Verified buyer) 05/06/2020
Very Good We've ordered the ground cloves several times and never been disappointed. Always has great aroma and taste.

Jason H. (Verified buyer) 01/01/2020
Great quality The ground cloves smell and taste very spicy but in a clove kind of way. The other suppliers I used to use would provide a ground clove that smelled and tasted a little like wood. Great stuff

Karen R. (Verified buyer) 11/30/2019
Cloves great

Brenda G. (Verified buyer) 04/08/2019
Ground cloves from Spices, Inc The ground cloves I got most recently from Spice Inc. is the freshest source I have enjoyed for a long time. Ground Cloves work well in most everything. I now put into my yogurt along with Cinnamon for a healthy breakfast or snack that is good for digestion.

Arnie R. (Verified buyer) 03/26/2019
spices The spices I purchase were some that I can not get in a grocery store and the shipping was very fast.
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