Garlic, raw

Fun Facts

  1. Raw, freshly minced garlic has the most health benefits. If you cannot stand the smell and must cook it, you need at least four and a half cloves to get the same effect.
  2. Although garlic is sometimes called “the stinking rose,” it can actually cure your rose plants from aphid attacks. Simply mix crushed garlic with water and spritz the leaves and flowers with the spray.
  3. Drinking lemon juice or eating a few slices of lemon will stop bad garlic breath.
  4. The flavor of garlic is most intense just after it has been minced.
  5. Garlic applied on wounds can heal them faster. During World War I, this healing quality of garlic was harnessed intensively by British soldiers.
  6. A crushed clove of raw garlic, gently rubbed on skin, can zap a pesky pimple. The secret: a powerful compound called allicin, which makes garlic among the most antioxidant-rich foods on earth.
  7. Sprouted garlic loses some of its health benefits, but can still be used.

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