find out about your vegetables.

Garlic

Garlic is an herb that is grown around the world. It is related to onion, leeks, and chives. It is thought that garlic is native to Siberia, but spread to other parts of the world over 5000 years ago. Garlic is most commonly used for conditions related to the heart and blood system.

Benefits

1. High amount of vitamin C, selenium, manganese, and iron
2. Help strengthen the immune system, may reduce risk for certain cancers
3. May improve heart health, and even boost athletic performance

Myths

Some people believe being near garlic prevents getting a cold but its better to actually eat them.

Best Cooking Method

Sautéing is the most common method used for cooking garlic. It will bring out the nutty but savory flavor of the garlic. Garlic can be sautéed in oil or butter but be careful is using butter because is will burn much faster than oil. Select a pan or skillet with a heavy bottom that will provide for even heating.