Cloves are a very sweet and pungent spice found usually in savory drinks, dishes, and desserts. They can either be whole or ground up in order to flavor meats, rich dishes, and sauces. In sweet dishes, cloves are usually paired with nutmeg and cinnamon, especially autumn and winter sweets like pumpkin and apple pie, and drink items like mulled wine, chai, and cider. Cloves have some pretty surprising health benefits – they are high in antioxidants, can kill bacteria, may improve liver health, regulate blood sugar, promote bone health, and may even prevent cancer according to research. Get to baking with cloves!