Cloves are amazing!  They contain fiber, vitamins and minerals, so using whole or ground cloves to add flavor to your food can provide some important nutrients.  What better way than to steep them in a wonderful hot drink.

One teaspoon cloves contains

  • Calories: 21
  • Carbs: 1 gram
  • Manganese: 30% of the RDI
  • Vitamin K: 4% of the RDI
  • Vitamin C: 3% of the RDI

Vitamin C may help strengthen your immune system and vitamin K is an important nutrient for blood clotting. Manganese is an essential mineral for maintaining brain function and building strong bones.  In addition to the nutrients listed above, ground cloves contain small amounts of calcium, magnesium and vitamin E.   Cloves even have more benefits such as they may protect against cancer, kills bacteria, may improve liver health, may help regulate blood sugar, may reduce stomach ulcers…so go ahead and enjoy that cup of hot mulled apple cider!

The photos below go through the process of making mulled apple cider.  Recipe for Mulled Apple Cider follow the photos.