Clove is an aromatic plant flower that dries in the sun before opening. It gives a powerful aroma to dishes, so it should be used in small proportions. It provides a pungent, sweet flavor and a spicy touch. It is used in stews, soups, pork and ham, rice, mashed vegetables, pickles, beverages and liqueur. Also in confectionery, as in the preparation of cookies, or traditional Christmas teas.