Cloves - Lawang

Glossary - Condiments


Dried aromatic unopened buds of the clove tree. It has a strong aromatic flavor and are used in both sweet and savory dishes.

Buds. Essential oil is also produced from the leaves, although I did not find any references to their culinary use (the leaves are certainly aromatic enough to make them potentially interesting). The ripe fruits (mother of clove) have only local use.

    The content of essential oil in cloves of good quality may exceed 15%. The oil itself is dominated by eugenol (70 to 85%), eugenol acetate (15%) and

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