Cloves is the dried bud of the Syzygium aromaticum. It is very broadly used in Europe since the Ancient Times. It has a powerful taste. It is also well known for its antiseptic properties.
How to use ? Perfect to flavor a sauerkraut, a pot-au-feu or even with a dessert such as an apple pie. It can be used in cloves or ground. It is also used to prepare some famous spice mix (ras el hanout, curries, garam massala...).