There is something irresistible about the aroma of roasted garlic. It is so captivating with its powerful notes, that it has long been used as a flavor booster in curries, stir-fries, pizza toppings, kinds of pasta – you name it!
It has the power to instantly liven up any dish and treat some of the most common ailments. While garlic is a common ingredient in every kitchen, in ancient times, it was highly valued for its health benefiting properties, which are still followed in many cultures as of today.
Our ancestors have used it as a bug-repellant. Some benefits of garlic are credited to the presence of the sulfur-containing compound, Allicin, found in fresh, crushed, or chewed garlic, due to which it has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Some startling claims mention that it may help prevent some forms of cancer too. The health benefits of garlic are aplenty. Garlic is a part of the onion family and the ‘bulb’ of this herb typically consists of 10-20 smaller sections called the ‘cloves’. Each small clove is a powerhouse of flavor as well as medicinal properties.
Every 100 grams of garlic will serve you with close to 150 calories, 33 grams of carbs, 6.36 grams of protein. Garlic is also enriched with Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, folate, Vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and zinc.