Garlic is a head that grows underground and is a close relative of onions. Each head section called garlic clove. Garlic is used around the world in many types of cuisines. It adds a strong flavor to the dishes, either sauteed in oil, roasted vegetables, or added to a salad dressing.
- Whole bulbs can stay fresh for 1 month.
- Store fresh garlic in either an uncovered or a loosely covered container in a cool, dark place away from heat and sunlight. This helps maintain freshness and help prevent sprouting.
- It is not necessary to refrigerate garlic.
- Freezing reduces flavor and changes texture.
- To quickly peel a whole bulb of garlic, separate all cloves and put in a metal bowl. With a lid on, shake the bowl for about 1 minute. This should peel the skins off all of the cloves.
- To peel a single clove, place the flat side of a chef knife on top of the clove and hit it a couple times with the heel of your hand.
- Purée fresh garlic, canned garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil and lemon juice to make quick and easy hummus dip.
- Sauté steamed spinach, garlic, and fresh lemon juice.
- Add garlic to sauces and soups.
- Purée roasted garlic, cooked potatoes and olive oil together to make delicious garlic mashed potatoes. Season to taste.
Why It's Great
B Vitamins help our cells grow and stay healthy.
Vitamin C keeps our immune system strong and helps our bodies heal quickly.
Manganese helps to keep our bones and nervous system healthy.
Helps reduce inflammation in our bodies.