Cloves ground are crushed or ground cloves whole. Cloves ground originating from Madagascar are one of the most pungent spices. This highly aromatic spice used in many spices blends, baking, preserving meat and pickles. Cloves ground are widely used in Middle-Eastern, Arabian and indian casseroles or curries.
Cloves are considered to be a pungent spice having a strong ‘antiseptic’ note which has been used as numbing agent for toothache. The Spice Library’s ground cloves is strong as it is freshly ground to order. So less quantity should be used in your recipes.