Garlic is an aromatic and flavorful herb that has many health benefits. Historically garlic has been used as a medicinal food for everything from healing tumors, raising metabolism, replacing antibiotics, to decreasing the risk of heart disease. This beloved herb is not only tasty but contains powerful antioxidants that will boost your immune system and decrease inflammation.
Garlic is delicious raw, sautéed or roasted. When sautéing garlic, pay attention not to burn it, as the flavor can quickly turn bitter. If prepared correctly, garlic makes almost any recipe better. Try roasting the whole clove, then spreading on crusty French bread with some extra virgin olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper.
Whole bulbs of garlic will last several months stored at room temperature in a dry, dark place with good air circulation. Remember to keep away from light, which encourages sprouting and avoid the refrigerator which can cause mold.