Health Benefits of Cloves

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Good Source of Beta-Carotene

Whole cloves are dark brown. When ground up, the brown hue takes on a red-orange tint. This color comes from the beta-carotene in cloves. The human body uses this compound to make vitamin A, which is essential for eye health.

Beta-carotene may also help protect the skin and enhance cognitive function and memory due to its antioxidant characteristics. Those features may slow down the ravages of aging caused by free radicals and limit cell damage.


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