Origin: China, Egypt, Mexico
Aroma: Aromatic, sweet and mellow
Flavor Profile: Pungent, sharp
History: Garlic has been used as a food source for over 7,000 years. Native to central Asia, it was long favored by the Ancient Egyptians and has become a staple in Mediterranean cuisines. It has been used medicinally to treat parasites, respiratory problems, indigestion, and lethargy. It was also recommended for treatment of smallpox and tuberculosis.
Farming and harvesting: This plant is typically an asexual plant in cultivation, and is grown year round in mild temperatures. China is by far the biggest producer of garlic, making about 77% of the world’s garlic.
Culinary applications: Garlic may be one of the most used spices globally, with just about any kind of dish calling for garlic or garlic powder.
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