Garlic is native to central Asia and has long been a staple in the Mediterranean region, as well as a frequent seasoning in Asia, Africa and Europe. It was known to Ancient Egyptians and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes.
Garlic is grown globally, but china is by far the largest producer of garlic, accounting for over 77% of world output.
Garlic is widely used around the world for its pungent flavor as a seasoning or condiment. Immature garlic is also used. It is sold as “Green Garlic”.
There are two types of garlic – red garlic and white garlic. It comes in several forms also like whole garlic cloves, garlic paste, garlic powder, and with supplements like garlic oil. It is very easy to use in your diet.
Garlic is perfectly go with green gram, black gram, vegetables. It may be applied to different kinds of bread to create a variety of classic dishes, such as Garlic Bread, Garlic Toast, Bruschetta and Canape.
How to Store Garlic:
Garlic is stored in a warm and dry place to keep it dormant and in a low humidity environment. Garlic will keep longer if the tops remain attached. Peeled Cloves may be stored in wine or vinegar in the refrigerator.
Health benefit of Garlic:
Garlic is a plant in the onion family, grown for its cooking properties and health effects. It is high in a sulfur compound called Allicin, which is believed to bring most of the health benefits.
Garlic is low in calories and very rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and Manganese.
Garlic helps to prevent and reduce the severity of common illnesses like the flu and common cold.
Garlic contains antioxidants that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Garlic may improve bone health and also help you live longer.
Try Recipes using Garlic:
Garlic Bread, Garlic Chutney, Vada Pav, Tomato Soup, Kadai Paneer, Sev - Tamatar ki Subji, Vegetable Manchow Soup, Coriander Peanut Green Chutney, Besan ka Cheela - Pudla, Vaghareli Rotli - Chapatti Curry - Roti ki Subji