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Garlic Bulb – Australian Premium | unit

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The garlic bulb (Allium sativum) is the underground portion of the garlic plant, consisting of multiple cloves encased in a papery, protective covering. Each garlic bulb typically contains 10 to 20 individual cloves, arranged in multiple layers. The cloves are connected to the basal plate at the bottom of the bulb. Garlic has a distinct pungent aroma and flavor, making it a widely used culinary ingredient and traditional remedy in various cultures. Nutrition Information (per 100g): The nutritional content of garlic is based on a 100-gram serving of raw garlic:

  • Calories: About 149 kcal
  • Protein: Around 6.4 g
  • Fat: Approximately 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: Roughly 33.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: Around 2.1 g
  • Sugars: About 1 g
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Garlic is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, and selenium. It also contains small amounts of other vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, iron, and potassium.
Health Benefits:
  1. Antioxidant Properties: Garlic contains sulfur compounds, including allicin, which have antioxidant properties that help combat oxidative stress in the body.
  2. Cardiovascular Health: Some studies suggest that garlic may have positive effects on cardiovascular health, such as reducing blood pressure and improving cholesterol levels.
  3. Anti-Inflammatory: Garlic may have anti-inflammatory effects, potentially contributing to overall health.
  4. Immune System Support: The allicin content in garlic is believed to have immune-boosting properties.
Culinary Uses:
  • Garlic is a versatile ingredient used in a wide range of savory dishes worldwide.
  • It can be used raw or cooked, and the flavor can vary depending on the preparation method.
  • Common culinary applications include sautéing, roasting, baking, and incorporating raw garlic into dressings, sauces, and marinades.
  • Garlic is a key ingredient in many cuisines, including Mediterranean, Asian, and Latin American.
Selection and Storage:
  • Choose garlic bulbs that are firm, plump, and have tight, unbroken skin.
  • Avoid bulbs with sprouting green shoots, as this may indicate age.
  • Store garlic in a cool, dry place with good ventilation, away from direct sunlight.
Note: The nutritional content of garlic can vary based on factors such as size, variety, and growing conditions. Cooking garlic may alter its nutritional profile, with some compounds being more bioavailable after certain cooking methods. Consuming garlic in moderation as part of a balanced diet can contribute to its potential health benefits. Individuals with specific health concerns or conditions should consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.

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