Flavor: Pungent, spicy, in the onion family. Milder when cooked.
Benefits: Helps with prevention and fighting of colds, may regulate blood sugar, antibacterial, and may help lower cholesterol.
Storage: Away from light, at room temperature, fairly dry conditions.
Cooking and Preparation: to peel separate cloves from bulb and place on cutting board, gently press down with the flat edge of a large knife. The skin should separate and be easy to peel. Mince, slice, mash, or squeeze through a garlic press. Use to flavor butter or oil for cooking being careful not to burn, as a spice, or to flavor any savory dish or sauce. Boil whole cloves along with pasta, or roast and spread on toast or crackers as an appetizer. Uses are almost endless.
Roasted garlic spread
Prep time: 5 Minutes, baking time: 1 hour
1 garlic bulb olive oil sea salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Slice or snip off top of a whole garlic bulb, place in baking dish or pan, drizzle with olive oil, and bake at 325 degrees for about an hour until soft. Squeeze pulp from cloves and blend with a sea salt to taste. Spread on fresh or toasted french bread as an appetizer served with olives and other accouterments.