The world gets divided when it comes to enjoying the taste of garlic in their foods, some of them love its strong flavour and aroma and some of them absolutely detest it. But, nonetheless, we can not ignore how flavourful it makes any dish and even more importantly, its multiple health benefits. Wait, what? You are still aloof of the benefits that garlic has to offer? Well, not anymore. Because this blog will cover everything you need to know about garlic.
What is Garlic?
Allium sativum, popularly known as garlic is a herb related to onion, leeks and chives. Garlic is extensively used in cooking but has also been used in medicine since ancient times. This herb can be used in its fresh, dried or powdered form. Fresh garlic looks like a bulb, each bulb containing 15-20 cloves.
Benefits of Garlic
Not only is garlic flavourful, it has got amazing health benefits for the body. Some of these benefits are-
Highly nutritious with few calories: Garlic contains manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Selenium, fiber with very few calories.
Boosts immunity: Garlic helps in boosting the immune system, combats cold, flu and sickness. Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels: According to few studies, consumption of garlic can help in reducing blood pressure or hypertension. It can also control cholesterol levels of the body.
How to use Garlic?
As stated before, garlic can be used in its fresh, dried or powdered form. Fresh garlic is peeled and chopped/grated before using. You can make garlic paste out of fresh garlic and store it for weeks. It is essential to sauté fresh garlic in oil to remove its rawness. As much as fresh garlic ensures you get the best flavour, not everyone likes peeling fresh garlic because of the strong smell and sometimes, you might even run out of fresh garlic. For cases like these, you can always keep dried garlic or garlic powder handy in your kitchen.
Tassyam Roasted Garlic is perfect to freshly mill garlic, it comes with a reusable grinder which makes grinding easy and is environmental-friendly too. Tassayam Extra Strong Garlic Powder works great as a seasoning or condiment to add in curries, marinades, salads, chutneys, pickles and stews. Looking for a recipe that has got the powerful flavour of garlic? Check out this tomato garlic chutney which will surely blow your mind and taste buds.