Cloves (Grambu) from Wayanad - Buy Online

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Cloves(കരയാമ്പൂ) are very pungent aromatic spices made from unopened flower budding of the clove tree.

Immature Clove flower buds are harvested and then dried to get good quality product. Whole cloves are shaped like a small, reddish-brown thorn, usually around a centimetre in length, with a bulging top. The buds are hand-picked in late summer and again in winter and are then sun-dried to get high quality Cloves. The buddings contain 14 to 20 percent essential oil, the principal component of which is the aromatic oil eugenol. Cloves are strongly pungent owing to eugenol, which is extracted by filtration to yield oil of cloves.

Cloves can be used as whole or ground. Cloves should be stored in an airtight container, ideally in a cool and dark place. Whole cloves will retain their strong effect longer than ground cloves, remaining fresh for about an year.

Whole or ground cloves are used to savour sauces, soups and rice dishes, mainly  a number of traditional Indian dishes, and it's one of the unavoidable components of garam masala. Cloves also goes in any desserts, especially ground cloves.

Wonderful Cloves Benefits

  1.  Clove contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals. 

    One teaspoon (2 gms) of ground cloves contains:

    • Calories: 6
    • Carbs: 1 gram
    • Fiber: 1 gram
    • Manganese: 55% of the Daily Value (DV)
    • Vitamin K: 2% of the DV
  2. High in antioxidants  
  3. Cloves are also enriched with antiseptic, antiviral and antimicrobial properties. The anti-inflammatory compounds help heal sore throats, cold and cough and headache
  4. Cloves may alleviate tooth pain.
  5. Cloves has anti-bacterial properties

Grambu is a Malayalam term used to refer to dried limes or black limes. They are used extensively in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines to add a tangy and slightly bitter flavour to dishes. Here's how to use grambu in cooking:

Rinse the gramboos with water and dry them thoroughly.

Cut the gramboos into small pieces or grind them into a coarse powder using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.

Add the gramboos to the dish towards the end of the cooking process to add a tangy flavour. They can be used in soups, stews, curries, rice dishes, and marinades.

Gramboos can also be used to make a tangy drink by soaking them in water or tea for a few hours. The resulting drink, known as "limoo shirin" or "noomi basra," is popular in Middle Eastern countries.

Grambu is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes to add a unique tangy and slightly bitter flavour. It can be used whole or ground, and the amount used can be adjusted according to personal taste preferences.

Cloves are a popular spice made from the dried flower buds of the Syzygium aromaticum tree. They are commonly used in many cuisines around the world to add a warm, sweet, and slightly bitter flavour to dishes. Here are some ways to use cloves in cooking:

Whole cloves can be added to dishes like stews, soups, and marinades to infuse them with flavor. They can also be used to flavour hot drinks like tea and mulled wine.

Ground cloves are often used in spice blends like garam masala and pumpkin spice, and can be added to baked goods like cakes, cookies, and breads to add a warm, spicy flavour.

Cloves can be used to flavour meat dishes like ham, beef, and lamb. To use cloves in meat dishes, simply poke whole cloves into the meat before cooking.

Clove oil is sometimes used in cooking as well, but it is very potent and should be used sparingly. It can be added to sauces, marinades, and dressings to add a subtle clove flavour.

Cloves are also used in some traditional remedies for their medicinal properties. They are believed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and may help to improve digestion and reduce pain.

Cloves are a versatile spice that can be used in a variety of dishes to add flavor and aroma. They are widely available in whole or ground form and can be stored in a cool, dry place for several months.