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Garlic (Hindi name: Lahsun लहसुन, Botanical name: Allium sativum for normal; cloves and Allium giganteum for bigger cloves) is a natural antiseptic with typical strong smell due to the presence of allicin- a sulphur compound that is responsible for its healing properties.
It is an anti-viral and anti-bacterial agent due to its high sulphur content. Besides its useed in mashed potato, bread, sauce, or eaten as roasted . It has health benefits such as lower cholesterol, beauty recipes, high blood pressure, the common cold remedy, cancer and other diseases. Research has shown garlic to inhibit the formation of cancer cells including those of breast, colon, stomach, lungs and prostate.
It is used in many recipes to improve taste and flavor, for example, garlic chutney.
Raw garlic is good for high blood pressure and to lower the blood cholesterol level, and reducing cramps, lowering blood sugar and muscular spasm.
Garlic is grown in the garden or in pots.
Nutritional Values of garlic
It is rich in protein, vitamins A, B1 and C, sulphur, zinc, iron, copper, chloride, calcium, potassium, magnesium, selenium and phosphorous.
Garlic has a powerful antioxidant effect. It is believed that fermented black garlic and aged garlic contain higher antioxidant levels than normal cloves.
You can grow garlic at home, even in a pot.
|Value per 100g|
| Moisture |
|62.000 gm |
145.000 K cal
| Thiamine |
|0.060 mg |
|Minerals & Trace Elements|
| Magnesium |
|71.000 mg |
Storing of Garlic Cloves & Garlic Spice
Cloves are mostly used fresh, minced or crushed. Buy firm cloves with dry skin and no shoots. Store bulbs/cloves in a cool, dry, dark place, but not in the fridge. Store dried and powdered garlic in airtight containers. Store garlic oil in refrigerator.