is a magical herb. In fact, it is nature’s greatest antibiotic! There are tons of benefit if you eat garlic daily. Do check out!
Garlic is probably the most wonderful plant from the Allium family. The same family to which onions belong. It grows popularly in many parts of the world and diversely used as an ingredient in cooking due to its strong smell, delicious taste, and spicy flavor. It not only gives good taste to the food but also is one of the most powerful antibiotic. It can heal many ailments and popularly known for its antibiotic, antioxidant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Without a doubt, it’s a boon to humankind.
Garlic Nutritional Facts
Garlic cloves have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals. Just 100 g provides (in % of recommended daily allowance):
- 95% of vitamin B-6
- 38% of vitamin C
- 13% of iron
- 18% of calcium
- 80% of manganese
- 22% Phosphorus
Consuming it raw have myriads of health benefits and it works as a powerful medicine– There are many uses of garlic in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicines.
- It is scientifically proven that it decreases cholesterol and high blood pressure. Daily consumption of garlic also prevents heart attack and coronary heart disease. It’s true!
- If you have problems like flu, bug bites, cold, fungal infections, traveler’s diarrhea you should definitely consider trying garlic.
- It can improve your immunity and the body’s ability to remove toxins. Garlic combined with ginger and onion can detoxify your body from chemotherapy.
How to use garlic?
The best way to consume garlic is raw, because allicin, its active ingredient is decentralized by heat. Before consuming it crush and slice the clove, and leave it for 15 minutes. When you crush, it activates a reaction that makes allicin more bio-available.
Be aware of the fact that it works best when eaten on an empty stomach.
Raw Garlic and Honey and how to consume it
- Chop 2-3 garlic cloves into small pieces. Mix them with a tablespoon of honey.
If you take this combination every day, you will feel more energized, healthy and it will boost your immune system extremely high extent within a WEEK.
How to Preserve Fresh Garlic
I love that using this method, your garlic still tastes fresh when added to your recipes. The cloves are pickled in vinegar, however this does not affect their taste at all. A quick rinse before use, gets rid of all the vinegar.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- distilled vinegar
- large pot
- small canning jars
- mixing bowl
- large strainer
- paring knife
- kitchen towel
The heads of the garlic must be broken apart and your cloves peeled before you can begin the pickling process. Also make sure that your cloves are clean by washing them in the mixing bowl and rinsing them in the strainer. Also use your paring knife to remove any brown spots.
The distilled vinegar is brought to a boil, before being added to the jars which you have filled up with your garlic. Wipe your rims, before screwing on the lids. Place your jars on top of the kitchen towel on your counter, and leave them over night. Store in your fridge for up to 12 months.
Here’s something else that could get your taste buds going
Thai Sweet & Hot Dipping Sauce
Baking & spices
- 1 tbsp Kosher salt
- 6 cups White sugar, granulated
Oils & vinegars
- 6 cups Cider vinegar
- ¾ cup (less if your heat tolerance is lower) crushed red pepper flakes