In addition to containing several important vitamins and minerals, cloves are rich in antioxidants. Some research suggests that the compounds found in cloves might help protect against cancer. Cloves have been shown to have antimicrobial properties, meaning they can help stop the growth of microorganisms like bacteria. Studies show that the beneficial compounds in cloves could help promote liver health. The compounds found in cloves may help keep blood sugar under control. Some research indicates that the compounds found in cloves could help treat stomach ulcers.
One teaspoon (2 grams) of ground cloves contains:
• Calories: 6
• Carbs: 1 gram
• Fiber: 1 gram
• Manganese: 55% of the Daily Value (DV)
• Vitamin K: 2% of the DV