Cloves are renowned spice for their uniquely warm, sweet taste to the dishes. Its distinct sweet and spicy aroma lends dishes and pastries a unique flavor. Cloves are the immature unopened flower buds of a tropical tree. When fresh, they are pink, dried, they turn to a rust-brown colour. They resemble small nails, with a tapered stem. The large end of the clove is the four-pointed flower bud. Whole Clove is the best to buy than the powdered, flavor quickly deteriorates. Often used to enhance the flavour of meats, curries, biriyani, sweets etc.