Organic Whole Cloves

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Description

Organic Whole Cloves are a true sensory experience.

Organic Whole Cloves smell simply amazing.  Everyone has a smell memory attached to cloves – usually to do with baking or christmas.  We remember school Christmas services with cloves pushed into fresh oranges.

Whole cloves are actually buds of flowers from the Myrtaceae family which are native to Indonesia. Our organic clove buds (or whole cloves) are dried using warm air with no other processing.

There is no doubt that mulled wine springs to mind for many of us, but cloves can also be used in a whole range of aromatic dishes, sweet and savoury.  Cloves are a rich source of nutrition and boast high levels of wide range of nutrients including Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Iron and Calcium.

Origin: Sri Lanka

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Whole Cloves

Organic Whole Cloves are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese.  They are also a source of Riboflavin (B2), Folate (B9), and Copper.

Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, formation of connective tissue and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Vitamin E: This antioxidant contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Calcium: It is a common myth that we need to eat dairy to get an adequate calcium intake and many plant based foods boast high levels of it. Calcium is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and teeth, digestive enzyme function and energy-yielding metabolism.

Zinc:  This nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system, DNA synthesis and carbohydrate metabolism.  It is also needed for cognitive function, fertility and reproduction.

Copper: This trace mineral is needed to protect cells from oxidative stress and for normal function of the immune system. It also contributes to normal connective tissue and functioning of the nervous system.

B-Vitamins: This group of vitamins contribute to normal psychological function, normal function of the immune system and contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Magnesium: This wonderful nutrient is often referred to as natures tranquilliser.  It is necessary for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and electrolyte balance.

Potassium: This essential nutrient contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle function and the normal maintenance of blood pressure.

Vitamin K: This nutrient is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and blood clotting.

Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it.  Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, immune system function, reduction of tiredness, energy-yielding metabolism, formation of red blood cells, transportation of oxygen and cell division.

Vitamin C: This well known nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise and is necessary for normal collagen formation.  It is also essential to normal functioning of the immune system and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Vitamin K: This nutrient is needed for the normal maintenance of bones and blood clotting.

Typical Nutrient Values Per 100g:
Energy 1352kj/323kcal
Fat 20.1g
of which saturates 5.4g
Carbohydrate 61.2g
of which sugars 2.4g
Fibre 34.2g
Protein 6.0g
Salt 243mg
Typical Vitamin/Mineral Values Per 100g:
Vitamin C 80.8mg 135% RI
Vitamin E 8.5g 43% RI
Vitamin K 142mcg 177% RI
Riboflavin 0.3mg 16% RI
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 30% RI
Folate 93mg 23% RI
Calcium 646mg 65% RI
Iron 8.7mg 48% RI
Magnesium 264mg 66% RI
Phosphorus 105mg 11% RI
Potassium 1102mg 31% RI
Copper 0.3mg 17% RI
Manganese 30mg 1502% RI

*High in = 30% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

*Source of = 15% or more of RI (reference intake) per 100g

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Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. We often grab the jar of cloves simply to give it a good sniff, because these little buds smell so amazing and transport us to Christmas.
  2. A great way to serve them is in Moroccan tagine dishes where flavours like cinnamon can be twinned with apricot and chick peas to create a real taste sensation.