Is there a difference between ground cloves and clove powder? Can I easily substitute one for the other?

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No, spices are commonly sold as "X powder" or "ground X". As far as I can tell, they are likely the same thing. The only thing I might imagine would be different would be the size of the grind.

I would imagine yes, you can substitute one for the other.

eg: http://www.livestrong.com/article/497275-cinnamon-powder-vs-ground-cinnamon/

  • From a little searching, it looks like herbal supplement type folks tend to say "clove powder" more often (I guess it sounds more like a medicine than a spice that way?) and it's a bit less common for things sold as spices, at least in the US. But yeah, definitely same thing.
    – Cascabel
    Nov 25, 2015 at 4:20

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