Garlic is in the peak of its season this week.
This week we celebrate the unique flavor of garlic. It is guaranteed to transform any meal into a bold, aromatic and healthy culinary experience. Garlic is an indispensable addition to almost all cuisines throughout the world. Not only does it add bold and interesting flavor to your favorite savory recipe, it also provides a wealth of health-promoting benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart disease, lowering cholesterol levels and balancing blood sugar levels. So include a little garlic in your meal as a great way to add extra flavor and nutrition to your Healthiest Way of Eating!
One ounce of garlic (about 3 medium cloves) provides 24% of the daily value (DV) for manganese, 18% DV for vitamin B6, 15% DV for vitamin C. Garlic's special sulfur compounds also provide powerful antioxidant protection against free radical damage to cellular structures, including DNA.
Did you know that you should let garlic or onions sit for 10 minutes after you cut them so that they have a chance to increase their nutritional value?