Whole Cloves and Ground Cloves in Sri Lanka
Clove is an ancient valuables spice in international trade. In Sri Lanka, we are mainly producing cloves in dried whole buds or Powder cloves.
The major products of the tree are the buds, the stem, and the distilled oil. Further, this is an aromatic, unopened flower bud in appearance.
This is another commercial spice in Sri Lanka. and also, is a medium-sized tree with smooth and aromatic grey bark.
Further, in the middle of the country produces the best quality clove in Sri Lanka. Therefore, we identify the main growing areas in wet zone Kandy, Kegalle, and Matale area.
In addition, ground clove uses for cooking as curry mixtures. And, Clove oil (Clove essential oils) uses for flavoring foods and pharmaceutical and perfumery industry. It is a great clearing agent in microscopy.
Therefore, we mainly use Clove in the whole or ground form as well as an essential oil.
Clove production is based on seeds. The seeds obtained by removing outer pulp show early and uniform Tree-ripening.
The fresh clove buds harvest when flower petals change their color. It turns olive green to yellow pink when harvesting time. Clusters of flowers harvest together with the stalks.
Further, the harvesting season in Sri Lanka commences usually in December and extends up to the end of April.
The flower buds should detach from the stalks soon after harvest. Both buds and stalks are drying by the sun or an electric dryer until they become dark brown in color with a hard texture.
In Addition, well -dried good quality clove is golden brown in color. Poorly dried clove shows soft and pale brown with a whitish mealy appearance. We at Acril tea, use natural sun-dry method to produce high-quality cloves.
Further, we maintain an 8-10% moisture level and packs in gunny bags/sacks without fungal and insect damages.
In good quality packaging you can keep them for 1 to 2 years.
Surprising Health Benefits and Uses of Clove
- Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial
- Aids in treating colds
- Boosts immune system function
- Treats oral diseases
- Promotes digestion
- High in Antioxidants
- Protect Against Cancer
- Improve Liver Health
- Promote Bone Health
- Reduce Stomach Ulcers
- Altitude sickness relief
- Prevents Mutation
- Cures Headaches
- Relieve Stress