Cloves whole

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Cloves are commonly used in Indian cuisine for sweet or spicy dishes. Whole Cloves are often used to "stud" hams and pork by pushing the tapered end into the meat like a nail.

In American cooking, Ground Cloves are often used in sweet breads, like zucchini or pumpkin, along with other sweet spices like Ground Nutmeg and Ground Cinnamon. 

In North Africa and the Middle East, they are generally used for meat dishes. A few Whole Cloves can be added to enhance the flavor and presentation of rice.