Because of its quality, the Big Island has become the second largest clove producer in the world. Aromatic, pungent, refreshing and with a warm taste, the clove is to be used in moderation to decorate your cakes, Chutney, duck breast, etc). It is also effective against bad breath, toothache and mental fatigue. It is also used in other sectors such as perfumery and cigarette manufacturing.
The origin of our cloves ensures a product from agriculture without chemicals.
Origin : East coast (Tamatave, ...), in the north-east of Madagascar (Analanjirofo, ...)
Quality : cloves or powder
Weight / Quantity : from 5kg to full container
- In 1kg bag under vacuum
- 20 bags of 50gr raffia ready to sell or to offer
AVAILABLE IN BIO
Minimum order : 5kg all spices combined
Price : Contact us quick answer
Cloves are very spicy. To maintain its powerful aroma, it is harvested before it is mature and then dried. Indeed, this flower bud gradually loses its odor to bloom. From a persistent tree, clove, clove is prized to raise different dishes. It is also used for its antiseptic and anesthetic properties.
Clove cultivation in Madagascar
In Madagascar, cloves are planted for its two products, namely nail and petrol. More precisely, the first comes from the drying of the flower buds of the clove tree. The second is obtained by distillation of its leaves. Introduced into the Big Island in 1827, we now find clove cultivation in the provinces of Toamasina, Antsiranana and Fianarantsoa. But most of the production is concentrated in the region of Analanjirofo. Low altitude, rainy zone and where the temperature is around 26 ° C to 30 ° C, the east coast of Madagascar is conducive to the development of this plant. It is worth noting that Malagasy nails are exported to Indonesia and Northern countries. They are used in the composition of kretek cigarettes. Rich in eugenol, the essence, for its part, is intended for pharmaceutical and cosmetic purposes.
Description of this floral bud
The clove is a tree ornamental 8 to 20 m high. It belongs to the species Myrtaceae, of the same family as eucalyptus. It comes from the Maluku Islands in Indonesia and bears the botanical name Syzygiumaromaticum. This tropical plant is evergreen, hard and oval. From these leaves come the essential oils of cloves. These are known as an effective remedy for dental problems. They are also used to remove bad breath. The clove has maturing flowers with 4 petals of pinkish white color. The clove nail is the flower bud harvested before the flower blooms. After several days of drying in the sun, it has a dark brown hue ready to decorate your dishes.
History of clove
The marketing of clove is already in many writings dating back to antiquity. An Indian medicine book of the time mentioned its virtue capable of purifying the breath. At that time, the Chinese used precisely to perfume their mouths during an appointment with the emperor. In the fourth century, Apicius devoted part of his work "De recoquinaria" to talk about the daily use of cloves. Traces of this spice were also found in the debris of a burning kitchen of a site in Mesopotamia. The Arabs were the first to haggle in the Mediterranean areas between the fourth and seventh century. From century to century, clove was gaining market value. In the seventeenth century, it was even more expensive than gold in Europe. In the 16th century, the Portuguese landed in the Maluku Islands and tried to monopolize the market. In the following century, the Dutch, through Pierre Poivre, brought back cloves in France. He then introduced seedlings to Mauritius, Guyana and Madagascar.
The virtues of cloves
- Compared to Dr. Alam Khan's studies, cloves can lower blood sugar levels and keep diabetes under control.
- An infusion with clove extract can help get rid of intestinal gas (bloating). Clove essential oil reduces inflammation and the presence of bacteria in the stomach.
- Cloves can reduce cholesterol levels (American Heart Association). 10 g of clove powder a day can protect us from the harmful effects of cholesterol.
- Cloves have anti-inflammatory elements that can help reduce tooth inflammation. It kills the bacteria present in the mouth, calms the mouth and throat pain.
- It can help us to have a better breathing. The eugenol it contains, has expectorant properties. It relieves nasal congestion and congested bronchi.
- A clove extract can soothe joint pain. It relaxes the muscles. There is still a better way to deal with osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases and other joint pains.
- With its aroma (eugenol), cloves can help to relax and fight against stress.
- To get rid of chores, cloves are your ally. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties you will easily get rid of impurities on your skin.