Final sprint! Lent is almost over and while Easter is slowly approaching, today we have already arrived at our last spice for health: the superfood cloves!
The dried flower buds grow on the clove tree of the same name. This plant comes from the legendary spice islands, the Moluccas. The flower buds are rich in eugenol. This substance has an anti-inflammatory and germicidal effect. The cloves’ eugenol is often used in dentistry due to its anesthetic effects. Just like cinnamon, the clove is rich in antioxidants. In the kitchen, the spice is mainly used to season soups, sauces, marinades, vegetables and desserts.
Would you like to try out the superfood yourself? How about a simple clove tea?
All you have to do is fill two cloves in a tea infuser. Bring water to a boil and pour into a cup. Now put the tea infuser in it. Let everything steep for 10 minutes and then sweeten the tea with honey.
Of course this is only a fraction of spices, but we hope that we could give you a little insight into the spices.