• Cloves are a popular addition to many curry dishes and to biryani.
  • Use them with pumpkin and squash dishes; the cloves complement the flavours of these fruit vegetables well.
  • Coves helps in shooing away pests, to creating a lovely fragrance in the home.
  • Add crushed or ground cloves to cakes and desserts requiring a warm, spicy flavour.
  • Relishes, chutneys, and pickles. Cloves make a spicy addition to many of these condiments.


  • Cloves contain fibre, vitamins and minerals, so using whole or ground cloves to add flavour to your food can provide some important nutrients.
  • Cloves are high in antioxidants, including eugenol and vitamin C, both of which can help reduce oxidative stress.
  • Test-tube studies show that the compounds in cloves may reduce cancer cell growth and promote cancer cell death.
  • Cloves include antimicrobial properties, which may help kill harmful bacteria.
  • The compounds in cloves may help promote insulin production and lower blood sugar.
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