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In this Lesson you will Learn

  1. Is garlic healthy?
  2. How to select and store fresh garlic

Garlic, like onion, is a strongly flavored bulb used in cuisines around the world.

Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties thanks to a beneficial compound called allicin.1

Fresh garlic is vastly superior to powdered garlic (both in flavor and healthfulness) and fresh garlic is not difficult to peel. Lay the clove on a flat surface, place the blade of a sharp knife on top of it so you can safely hit the flat part of the blade with your palm, flattening the garlic clove underneath slightly and releasing the skin. Peel away!

When buying fresh garlic, look for garlic with firm bulbs and unbroken skin. Stored in a cool, dark place, a bulb of garlic can stay good for a month (or longer). Fresh garlic is available year round.2

Nutrition DNA

The nutrition DNA of garlic. For example, you can see that 1 clove garlic covers 3% of your daily need of Manganese and 2% of the recommended Vitamin B6 intake. Hover over the bars to see which nutrient is covered.


  1. Science Daily - Chemists Shed Light On Health Benefits Of Garlic
  2. WH Foods - What's new and beneficial about garlic?


  1. Garlic is thought to be healthy due to a compound called allicin which acts as a powerful antioxidant.
  2. Selecting and storing: choose firm bulbs with unbroken skin and store in a cool dark place
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