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garlic

Allium sativum L., commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion family Alliaceae. Its close relatives include the onion, the leek and the chive. Garlic has been used throughout recorded history for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It has a characteristic pungent, spicy flavor that mellows and sweetens considerably with cooking. Garlic has been used as food in many cultures for thousands of years, dating at least as far back as the time that the Egyptian pyramids were built. Garlic is claimed to help prevent heart disease including atherosclerosis, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

From the earliest times garlic has been used as a food. It formed part of the diet of the Israelites in Egypt and of the labourers constructing the pyramid. It was consumed by the ancient Greek and Roman soldiers, sailors and rural classes, by the African peasantry. It was the "rustic's theriac" (cure-all).

We offer garlic flakes, granules and powder. Shelflife: 12 months. Origin: Poland and Germany.