Cloves

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Cloves are the flower buds of the clove tree. Cloves contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals, so using whole or ground cloves add flavor to dishes as well as provide some important nutrient. Cloves have many health benefits. Cloves are low in calories and provide some fiber, manganese, vitamin K and vitamin C. People have been using cloves in cooking and traditional medicine for many years, but it is only recently that scientists have begun studying their potential health benefits.

Cloves contain:

  • Energy 47 Kcal
  • Carbohydrates 51 g
  • Protein 27 g
  • Total Fat 0.15 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
  • Folates 68 µg
  • Niacin 046 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 0.338 mg
  • Pyridoxine 0.116 mg
  • Riboflavin 0.066 mg
  • Thiamin 0.072 mg
  • Vitamin A 13 IU
  • Vitamin C 11.7 mg
  • Vitamin E 0.19 mg
  • Vitamin K 14.8 µg
  • Sodium 94 mg
  • Potassium 370 mg
  • Calcium 44 mg
  • Copper 231 mg
  • Iron 1.28 mg
  • Magnesium 60 mg
  • Manganese 0.256 mg
  • Phosphorus 90 mg
  • Selenium 7.2 µg
  • Zinc 2.32 mg
  • Carotene-ß 8 µg
  • Crypto-xanthin-ß 0 µg
  • Lutein-zeaxanthin 464 µg

Health Benefits:

  • Cloves are high in antioxidants, including eugenol and vitamin C, both of which can help reduce oxidative stress.
  • Cloves can protect against cancer. Many herbs and spices are high in antioxidants, which play a part in reducing damage to cells that could lead to cancer. According to Today’s Dietitian, “just 1/2 teaspoon of ground clove is supposed to contain more antioxidants than 1/2 cup of blueberries.”
  • Few studies have found that clove extract is able to slow the growth of multiple types of human cancer cells. Clove extract also helps in reducing colon cancer Few studies also found that cloves might reduce the risk of breast cancer too.
  • Some studies found that cloves and the compounds they contain might help reduce oxidative stress and protect the liver.
  • Cloves are good in blood pressure management and kill harmful bacteria.

 

 

 

 

 

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