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Syzygium aromaticum

(Common Name:- Cloves)

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Spice Description

Cloves are unopened flower buds of a tropical tree. They are rust brown in colour and give a pungent aromatic flavor to cuisines.

It is added while cooking. It also makes an important ingredient to Indian condiment.

Plant Description

It is an evergreen tree which grows to a height of 10-20 m. Its leaves are oval and bearing crimson flowers in clusters.

The flower buds are of pale colour and gradually become green and at last at the time of collection they bear bright red colour.

When cloves are harvested they are 1-1.5 cm long with a head of unopened petal.

Other Names

Syzygium aromaticum




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