Garlic is a perennial plant that’s closely related to the onion, shallot and leek. It does not grow in the wild, but is widely cultivated in the United States, as well as France, Spain, Italy and Mexico.
Garlic, also known as Allium sativum, dates back over 6000 years. It’s been used throughout history for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Native to central Asia, it has been a staple in the Mediterranean region for some time!
Even as far back as 1,500 B.C., garlic was known for its medicinal powers. It was recommended as a cure for many illnesses including parasites, respiratory problems, poor digestion, low energy, heart disease and tumors.
Ancient Egyptians worshiped garlic. Tutankhamen, Egypt’s youngest Pharaoh, was sent into the afterlife with garlic by his side. In Ancient Greece and Rome, garlic was given to their soldiers before battle to give them courage and to ensure victory.
Today, you can find garlic in many savory dishes! With its powerful odor and extreme taste, garlic compliments many mouthwatering meals. It is widely used in fine cuisines around the world and is one of the most recognized superfoods.
Garlic is found to be high in vitamins A, B, and C, which stimulate the body to fight carcinogens and get rid of toxins. Allicin, which gives garlic it’s intense aroma, has been shown to kill 23 types of bacteria, including salmonella and staphylococcus. Garlic has also claimed to help prevent heart disease and cancer! In addition, it has been shown to:
• Lower Serum Cholesterol
• Prevent Clotting in the Arteries
• Regulate Blood Sugar Metabolism
• Stimulate and Detoxify the Liver
• Stimulate Blood Circulation
• Stimulate the Nervous system
Fiesta Spices provides you with the finest quality of garlic around. You can rest assured that you are cooking with nothing but the best in all of your savory dishes!
Garlic can be used raw or cooked. Raw garlic adds strong flavor, whereas roasted garlic can be sweat and mild. It’s commonly used to flavor many Asian and Italian meals and can be used to season stews, stir fries, marinates, dips and cheeses.
Use this as you would use fresh garlic. 1 teaspoon of Bolner’s Fiesta Brand Chopped Garlic is equal to 1 clove of fresh garlic or 1/4 teaspoon of Bolner’s Fiesta brand Garlic powder.
For quick and easy garlic butter, mix 2 teaspoons of Chopped Garlic with 1/2 stick of melted butter.