Clove , Syzygium aromaticum , tropical evergreen tree of the family Myrtaceae and its small reddish brown flower buds used as a spice. Cloves were important in the earliest spice trade and are believed to be indigenous to the Moluccas , or Spice Islands, of Indonesia. Strong of aroma and hot and pungent in taste, cloves are used to flavour many foods, particularly meats and bakery products; in Europe and the United States the spice is a characteristic flavouring in Christmas holiday fare, such as wassail and mincemeat. As early as bce , envoys from Java to the Han-dynasty court of China brought cloves that were customarily held in the mouth to perfume the breath during audiences with the emperor. During the late Middle Ages , cloves were used in Europe to preserve, flavour, and garnish food. Clove cultivation was almost entirely confined to Indonesia, and in the early 17th century the Dutch eradicated cloves on all islands except Amboina and Ternate in order to create scarcity and sustain high prices. In the latter half of the 18th century the French smuggled cloves from the East Indies to Indian Ocean islands and the New World, breaking the Dutch monopoly. The clove tree is an evergeen that grows to about 8 to 12 metres 25 to 40 feet in height. Its gland-dotted leaves are small, simple, and opposite.
Sophie Lynx. Age: 31. EXCLUSIVE PORN STAR ESCORT SOPHIE LYNX available for local meetings. Services: Sex In Different Positions, Oral, Oral With Condom, Kissing, Kissing With Tounge, Cum On Body, Deep French Kiss, 69 Position, Extra Ball, Erotic Massage, Striptease.
Physical description and other uses
Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae , Syzygium aromaticum. They are native to the Maluku Islands or Moluccas in Indonesia , and are commonly used as a spice. Cloves are available throughout the year due to different harvest seasons in different countries. The flower buds initially have a pale hue, gradually turn green, then transition to a bright red when ready for harvest. Cloves are harvested at 1. Cloves are used in the cuisine of Asian , African , Mediterranean , and the Near and Middle East countries, lending flavor to meats, curries , and marinades , as well as fruit such as apples, pears, and rhubarb. Cloves may be used to give aromatic and flavor qualities to hot beverages, often combined with other ingredients such as lemon and sugar.
Originating in Indonesia, cloves are dried flower buds from the clove tree. They are a popular spice that people use in soups, stews, meats, sauces, and rice dishes. Their name comes from the Latin word clavus , which means nail since the shape of a dried clove resembles that of a nail. People have used cloves in cooking and traditional medicine for many years, but it is only recently that scientists have begun studying their potential health benefits. Researchers are studying clove oil as a natural method for maintaining oral health due to its effect on plaque, gingivitis , and bacteria in the mouth. Researchers compared the effectiveness of an herbal mouth rinse containing clove, basil, and tea tree oil with a commercially available essential oil mouth rinse. Both mouth rinses were effective against plaque and gingivitis, showing that they may help decrease oral inflammation and bacteria.
Sourced from Syzygium aromaticum , an evergreen tree that grows in Asia and South America, cloves are a spice used in cooking, rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Cloves have been used tonically in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine to strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation, and aid in digestion. Containing eugenol, a powerful germicide, as well as caryophyllene, which has antimicrobial properties, clove oil is also used to kill parasites and repel insects. As a spice, clove confers significant nutritional benefits. According to nutrition data , one teaspoon of ground cloves contains 30 percent of the RDI of the mineral manganese, 4 percent of the RDI of vitamin K, 3 percent of the RDI of vitamin C, and trace amounts of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin E. It is also a good source of fiber. Vitamin C and eugenol are both antioxidants which can help slow the development of chronic disease. Manganese is important to bone health.