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Garlic

garlic

Garlic is such a powerful food it is often given mystical properties that are a little beyond the realm, however it appears that garlic may improve your health by increasing resistance to the common cold and has some very exciting possibilities about lowering blood pressure and improving circulation.

It is has become one of the most commonly used herbs in today's cooking and is available 12 months of the year. Garlic is very time consuming and labour intensive to grow, so in between the Australian growing season, significant volumes of fresh garlic are imported from the USA, Argentina, Mexico and China.

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Garlic is very time consuming and labour intensive to grow, so in between the Australian growing season, significant volumes of fresh garlic are imported from the USA, Argentina, Mexico and China

Look for clean firm bulbs of fresh garlic, old garlic tends to dehydrate or sprout (depending on the conditions it's stored in)

There are lots of useful kitchen tools that make fresh garlic easy and quick to use these days. The most popular include garlic presses that also remove the skin and crush the garlic at the same time, so you don't need to touch the clove.

Garlic has been known through the ages as a powerful herb with medicinal properties. It is packed with nutrients, anti-oxidants and may prevent against coronary artery diseases, infections and cancer...