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Whole Cloves From Madagascar – 60g

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The clove has a hot, sweet and spicy, woody and spicy flavour. It is used by the pharmaceutical industry for its disinfectant, healing and anaesthetic properties. Its smell inevitably is reminiscent of the dentists’! !
It is also used by perfumers. You can create a wonderful home fragrance by studding an orange with cloves. This is called a “pomander”. The clove is the dried flower bud of the clove tree from the Myrtaceae family.
This tree is native to the Bat Jan Islands, a micro archipelago in the centre of the Moluccas (Indonesia). The tree has travelled extensively and cloves are now found in many countries: Ambon, the Moluccas and Sumatra (Indonesia), Penang (Malaysia), Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion, Zanzibar, Sri Lanka, India (states of Mysore and Travancore), Antilles, Fench Guiana, Madagascar etc.

In the kitchen it is used in stews, usually studded in an onion, in casseroles, sauerkraut, marinades and pasta. It combines perfectly with other spices such as cinnamon and pepper. It is essential in mulled wine and will be a delight in your fruit purées and fruit salads, and especially with apple, pear and orange. It works a treat with garlic.

Latin name : Syzygium aromaticum
Origin :  Madagascar highlands
Seasonality: June to September
Ingredients : 100 % whole cloves
Storage: Away from light, heat and moisture.



Le Comptoir Des Poivres has worked on an even higher quality new product range.

For several months the company have been pooling their skills, and they have sought out products of unquestionable quality using the same philosophy – they look for products directly at their production locations, they refuse any chemical treatments both on the plant and the product and any irradiation (hypocritically called ionisation), they ensure that the people working in the plantations work in optimal conditions, they require many selection processes to keep only the most exceptional grains or berries, they refuse any long storage and transport the products without intermediaries, that is to say with maximum traceability.

olivier derenne - le comptoir des poivreOlivier Derenne, Founder

“Since my rural childhood, my life has been a perpetual search for authentic flavours, either while pottering round vegetable gardens, on walks through forests, local markets, at auctions, bakeries, grandmothers’ or mothers’ kitchens, in master cooks’ kitchens or even on trips across the world.
I’m someone who is eager to discover new sensations, scents, textures, flavours, not just to own them, but also to share them.
I like to tell stories about the wonders that surround us and the passion of men and women who give the best of themselves to bring you something exceptional.
My objective: to source the best, the most exclusive, the most authentic and most surprising and then narrate, share, transmit and astonish…”




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