Cloves are used in the cuisine of Asian, African, and the Near and Middle East
countries, lending flavor to meats, curries, and marinades, as well as fruit
such as apples, pears or rhubarb. Cloves may be used to give aromatic and
flavor qualities to hot beverages, often combined with other ingredients
such as lemon and sugar. They are a common element in spice blends such
as pumpkin pie spice and speculoos spices.