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25 Spices To Stock Your Kitchen

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#4 Ground Clove

Originally found in Maluku Islands, cloves are basically dried, fragrant flower buds that are typically used as spice for their fruity, sharp flavors with peppery undertones. A recent study has revealed that cloves have powerful antioxidant properties as they contain high amounts of phenolic compounds that keep oxidative stress at bay and delay the onset of aging. Another study has revealed that clove oil can be taken to treat depression and mental fogginess in a way similar to psychostimulant drugs.

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