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.Clove flower buds are harvested in their immature state and then dried to be used as a spice. They are available whole and in the ground form to be used as a spice in cooking.
Tag: Spices used in Indian cooking
Cinnamon is a spice harvested from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum tree.Strips of the inner bark are dried until they curl into rolls known as cinnamon sticks or quills. These can then be ground into powder or made into an extract.