Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. They are native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia, and are commonly used as a spice. Cloves are available throughout the year due to different harvest seasons in different countries.
Clove is a plant grown in parts of Asia and South America. People use the oils, dried flower buds, leaves, and stems to make medicine. Clove is most commonly applied directly to the gums for toothache, pain control during dental work, and other dental-related issues. it is commonly used in food and beverages.also used as a food flavoring.
Cloves are high in antioxidants, including eugenol, which can help reduce oxidative stress.
Cloves may reduce cancer cell growth and promote cancer cell death. More research is needed to confirm these effects in humans.
Cloves may promote oral health, thanks to their antimicrobial properties, which may help kill harmful bacteria.
Cloves and the compounds they contain may help reduce oxidative stress and protect the liver.
Cloves may help promote insulin production and lower blood sugar.
Clove extract and manganese may help increase bone mineral density.
Clove extract and clove oil may increase the production of gastric mucus and help protect against stomach ulcers.
Cloves are low in calories but a rich source of manganese. They’re otherwise an insignificant source of nutrients.
- Calories: 6
- Carbs: 1 gram
- Fiber: 1 gram
- Manganese: 55% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Vitamin K: 2% of the DV