“You can never have enough garlic. With enough garlic, you can eat The New York Times. ~Morley Safer
For many, the pungent aroma of garlic often brings happy memories to mind, of creating in the kitchen or enjoying a special dish at a favorite restaurant. Create your own memories while including our garlic in your meals!
Five Fun Facts
- According to archeological evidence, we have been consuming garlic for 9,000 years.
- Garlic is mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey, which was written about 2,800 years ago!
- Garlic is actually a member of the lily family.
- King Tut’s tomb had many objects tucked away, including garlic cloves!
- How many varieties of garlic are there, you ask? Exactly 450!
Garlic can be a good source of:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- May lower bad cholesterol
- May reduce buildup of plaque in the arteries
- May reduce inflammation
- May boost immunity
- May help with weight loss
An eye-watering enzyme is released when slicing or chopping garlic. If it gets in your eyes, they will likely water, so be careful.
The odor of garlic on your breath can be off-putting, but not if those you are with consume garlic too!
Garlic is a common spice allergy trigger, so if you suspect you are having a reaction to garlic, consult your doctor or allergist.
- Lemon-Garlic Herb Salad Dressing - gluten-free, low carb, vegan
- Roasted Garlic Cloves - gluten-free, low carb, no fat, vegan
- Roasted Garlic Blender Salsa - gluten-free, low carb, low fat, vegetarian
- Slow-Cooker Twenty-Garlic Chicken Dinner - gluten-free, low carb
- Garlic Lemon Shrimp over Pasta or Rice - can be gluten-free if rice is used
For the Kids and Kids-at-Heart
Download this activity sheet to have some fun with garlic and other smelly things!
Credits and thanks in addition to recipes and information linked above: Brainyquote.com; Garlicworld.com; Healthgrades.com; Vegetablefacts.com; Verywellfit.com. Inclusion of a link does not imply WHF endorsement of all content at that link.