The Andaman Plantations stationed at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands remains committed in supplying the best quality natural clove using scientific agricultural practices for production and post-harvest operations. Clove is one of the highly prized spice, widely recognized all over the world for their medicinal and culinary qualities. The spice buds are actually the “flower buds” from an evergreen rainforest tree native to Indonesian “spice islands”.
Cloves are used for a large variety of purposes; not they are used in very small quantities for cooking but they are also used on an industrial scale in the manufacturing of various goods as well.
These are some of the products made using clove in their manufacturing.
• Flavoring agent in food and beverages
The spice contains health benefiting essential oils such as eugenol. It is a phenylpropanoids class of chemical compound which gives pleasant, sweet aromatic fragrances to the clove-bud. Eugenol has local anesthetic and antiseptic properties, hence; useful in dental care essentials as well as in treatment procedures. Clove oil is very aromatic, which is why they are added in products such as soaps, perfumes etc. Cloves have been used for its magical health benefits for centuries. The spice also contains a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, selenium and magnesium. Potassium is an essential electrolyte of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. The human body uses manganese as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.
The spice contains useful health benefiting essential oils such as eugenol. It is a phenylpropanoids class of chemical compound that gives pleasant, fresh aromatic fragrances to the clove-bud. It has local anesthetic and antiseptic properties as well. It is also very useful in dental care essentials as well as in treatment procedures.