Clove Madagascar
Clove Madagascar
Clove Madagascar
Clove Madagascar

Clove Madagascar

The cloves of Madagascar have a penetrating, warm and rich aroma. Their taste is spicy and slightly bitter. They are used to decorate broths, marinades, meats, stews, preserves and many cold cuts.

  • Power of the spice: 10/10
  • Main notes: The warm and rich notes characteristic of cloves
  • Use: stews, poultry, vegetable broths, marinades and meats
  • Origin: Madagascar

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Buy Madagascar cloves at Comptoir de Toamasina, where tradition meets excellence. We are proud to present to you our selection of cloves from Madagascar, a spice that has crossed the oceans and the centuries to enrich your culinary creations.

Who doesn't have a bottle, a few nails of this spice which originates from the Moluccas Islands. You will dry each nail in the sun to obtain this spice that we use in infusion.

Discover the secret of Madagascar spices with our exclusive selection of cloves , a spice prized for its intense aroma and its benefits are used in pharmacology but we do not have the right to say the benefits of this spice.

At Comptoir de Toamasina, we guide you in the art of choosing a quality clove, we will explain how to look for well-formed flower buds, why buy a clove with a reddish-brown color and explanations on its oil essential. 

Buying cloves from us means ensuring impeccable quality . 

Integrate this magical spice into your recipes for an explosion of flavors or but you should not use cloves in your home remedies and for its therapeutic virtues. It is a spice and not a remedy as some grocery stores try to make you believe.


Clove, this little nail-shaped spice, is actually the dried flower bud of the clove tree, a majestic tropical tree native to Indonesia. Today cultivated in many tropical regions, including Madagascar, the clove tree can reach up to 20 meters in height and is adorned with evergreen, large and shiny leaves.  

  • The Flower Bud:  The clove that we know and use in cooking is the non-blooming flower bud, carefully picked before it blooms. Once dried, these buds take on a reddish-brown color and give off a powerful aroma, due to eugenol, an essential oil that they contain in large quantities.
  • Clove Leaves:  Clove leaves are also very aromatic. They can be used to infuse teas or oils, providing a gentler alternative to the nail itself.
  • The Tree:  The clove tree is a robust and elegant tree, which requires a warm and humid climate to thrive. It is often planted in plantations where it is carefully tended to produce the precious flower buds.
  • Clove:  Clove is famous for its culinary and medicinal uses (the pharmacology industry buys it and sometimes depending on the quantities purchased this can raise the price of cloves) and even in dentistry (you can read on sites including doctissimo, competing sites that have antiseptic and analgesic properties, particularly to relieve toothache). In cooking, it is appreciated for its spicy and warm taste, which enhances both savory and sweet dishes. 

At Comptoir de Toamasina, we offer you cloves from Madagascar, selected with the greatest care for their exceptional quality. Each nail is a concentrate of flavors, ready to transform your recipes and help you discover the treasures of the Red Island.


The spice which comes from the Moluccas archipelago is a treasure in terms of aromatic power.

You should know that clove essential oil and cloves will have the same aromatic power.

This little spade-shaped spice is a treasure of nature that awakens the senses and transforms dishes with its unique character.

Its flavor is both powerful and penetrating , with warm and slightly sweet notes reminiscent of cinnamon and nutmeg, but with an intensity all its own. 

In the mouth, cloves have a pungent and slightly bitter taste , which can quickly become dominant if used in large quantities. 

This is why it is often used sparingly, to delicately infuse dishes and drinks with its rich essence.

Madagascar cloves are grown in the same area as vanilla plantations. You should know that after the vanilla harvest and preparation comes the clove time.

It will bring an exotic touch and an incomparable depth of taste, whether in curries, marinades, compotes or even infusions.

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Clove, with its captivating scent and intense flavor, is a spice that can transform any dish into a work of culinary art. Here are some tips for using it best:

In the kitchen :

  • Savory Dishes:  Use whole cloves to infuse simmered dishes, stews, sauces or marinades. It goes perfectly with meats, especially pork and lamb.
  • Desserts:  Incorporate ground cloves into your cake recipes, fruit compotes or even mulled wine for a spicy note.
  • Drinks:  Add a clove to your tea or coffee for a unique aromatic touch.

Usage tips :

  • Dosage:  Start with a small amount, as clove has a very strong taste that can easily overpower.
  • Association:  Combine it with other spices like cinnamon, cardamom and ginger for a harmonious blend

We advise you first to use this spice sparingly, because too much nail will make your recipe bitter and above all it will mask the other spices and flavors. 


I would like to share with you my culinary inspirations with cloves for incredible recipes. We invite you to travel with us in the use of cloves for unique recipes: 

  • Roasted Clove Chicken: Wrap a whole chicken in a mixture of fragrant herbs, then insert a few cloves under the skin for a burst of aroma and crispy texture when cooked.
  • Spicy Beef Bourguignon: Enhance the flavor of your beef bourguignon by adding a touch of ground cloves for incomparable depth of flavor.
  • Spicy Vegetable Curry: Infuse your vegetable curry with exquisite heat by incorporating whole cloves for a balanced and captivating taste experience.

For Desserts:

  • Traditional Gingerbread: Incorporate ground cloves into your gingerbread recipe to give it an authentic and warm note, perfect for comforting moments.
  • Spicy Applesauce: Add character to your applesauce by adding a whole clove while cooking, for a delicate, spicy flavor that will awaken your senses.
  • Exotic Rice Pudding: Enhance your rice pudding by infusing it with the subtle flavor of cloves, thus offering a touch of exoticism to this classic dessert.

For Drinks:

  • Spiced Mulled Wine: Enhance your mulled wine by adding cloves, cinnamon and orange zest, creating a comforting winter drink full of flavor.
  • Flavored Masala Chai Tea: Prepare a masala chai tea by combining cloves with other spices such as cardamom and cinnamon, for a spicy and invigorating drink.

Oil with cloves:

  • Clove-Infused Olive Oil: Create an infused oil by steeping cloves in olive oil, ideal for relaxing massages or even for culinary use. Here, use olive oil for cooking and other jojoba oils for massage, for example.


Here, I would like to offer you 8 easy recipes to make with cloves, simple recipes that are very easy to make: 

  1. Lemon Clove Chicken  : Marinate pieces of chicken with lemon juice, garlic, thyme and cloves, then grill or roast them for a flavorful and fragrant dish.

  2. Lentil Soup with Cloves  : Add a few whole cloves to lentil soup while cooking for an earthy, spicy flavor that pairs perfectly with lentils.

  3. Braised Pork with Cloves and Cinnamon  : Simmer chunks of pork with onions, garlic, cloves, cinnamon and chicken broth for a comforting, flavor-packed dish.

  4. Pear Compote with Cloves and Vanilla  : Cook pears with sugar, cloves and a split vanilla pod for a deliciously fragrant compote, perfect for accompanying desserts or cheese.

  5. Clove Ice Cream Sauce  : Infuse hot cream with cloves and a little sugar, then let cool and serve over scoops of vanilla ice cream for a touch of elegance and spicy flavor.

  6. Mango Chutney with Cloves  : Cook chunks of mango with onions, vinegar, sugar and cloves for a sweet and spicy chutney, perfect as an accompaniment to Indian dishes or grilled meats.

  7. Clove and Citrus Mulled Wine  : Heat red wine with cloves, cinnamon sticks, orange and lemon slices, then sweeten with honey for a fragrant and comforting mulled wine.

  8. Clove and Honey Gingerbread  : Add ground cloves to a traditional gingerbread recipe, also using honey to sweeten and to intensify the spicy flavor.

Discover more recipes on my blog. You will find arranged rums to make with this spice, cocktails and much more. 


Clove is a Spice with a Fascinating Journey. It is used in cooking, but also in perfumery, in the world of pharmacology. It is a multipurpose spice.

  • Native to the Moluccas archipelago, the clove tree has shaped the history of the spice trade throughout the ages, spreading its captivating aroma on international routes. It is a spice at the time with a value as expensive as gold. 
  • Ancient Roots: Going back to the confines of the history of navigators and the silk roads, the clove has its first traces in ancient China, around the 3rd century BC. BC, where it was prized to freshen the breath of dignitaries before their imperial audiences. In India, it has become deeply integrated into Ayurvedic medicine, offering remedy for various ailments, from indigestion to dental pain. Here you understand why dentists love it. 
  • Precious Value: During the Middle Ages, cloves were so prized that they were traded as precious currency. The secrets of their origin were jealously guarded by the Arabs, masters of the spice trade. It was not until the 16th century that Portuguese navigators unraveled the mystery of the Moluccas, but it was the Dutch who, establishing a monopoly, restricted the cultivation of cloves to specific islands.
  • Emancipation from Monopoly: The 18th century saw the end of the Dutch monopoly thanks to the introduction of cloves to other colonies by the Frenchman Pierre Poivre, thus expanding the sources of this coveted spice.
  • Clove Today: Nowadays, this spice is cultivated in various tropical regions, with Madagascar standing out as a leading producer, but its origin is Asia. Today you also find productions in Brazil in the state of Bahia. 
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