FOOD STUFF FUN FACTS


Garlic


  1. Garlic is believed to ward off heart disease, cancer, colds, and flu.


  1. Garlic and onions might be toxic to cats or dogs.[65]


  1. The consumption of garlic lowers blood cholesterol levels. and reduces the buildup of plaque in the arteries.


  1. It was even once used to treat acne, warts, and toothaches.


  1. The psychological term for fear of garlic is alliumphobia.


  1. Known adverse effects of garlic include halitosis (nonbacterial bad breath),


  1. Garlic can thin the blood, similar to the effect of aspirin.


  1. Garlic is said to fight off evil spirits and keep vampires away.


  1. If your garlic has sprouted, it is still usable although it has lost some of its flavor and health benefits.


  1. The smell of garlic can be removed by running your hands under cold water while rubbing a stainless steel object.


  1. Garlic is a member of the onion family which also includes leeks and shallots.


  1. Its pungent flavor is due to a chemical reaction that occurs when the garlic cells are broken. The flavor is most intense just after mincing.


  1. One of the best-known "garlics", the so-called elephant garlic, is actually a wild leek.


  1. Garlic is grown globally, but China is by far the largest producer of garlic, with approximately 10.5 million tonnes (23 billion pounds) annually,


  1. The majority of garlic (90%) grown in the United States comes from California.


  1. When picking out garlic at the grocery store, choose firm, tight, heavy dry bulbs.


  1. Garlic, as such, is more useful as a medicine than as an ingredient in our cooking, but, it is through the consumption of garlic through meals that we reap the medicinal benefits of garlic to have a healthy life.


  1. Egyptian slaves built the pyramids on a diet of garlic, bread and water.


  1. According to mythology, garlic wards off vampires, so it was hung on doors and windows, worn as jewelry, rubbed on cattle, and used to expose vampires in hiding (true blood-suckers refused to eat it when offered).


  1. Folklore aside, garlic really does fend off some nasty and unwanted beasts, namely bacteria, heart disease, inflammation, high blood pressure, cancer, and type 2 diabetes complications.


  1. Garlic is closely related to onions, leeks, and shallots.


  1. Garlic is a good source of vitamin C.



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