Garlic came from a long-pointed onion, growing in Central Asia. The cultivation of garlic began in Iran and Afghanistan. There is evidence that in ancient times garlic was used mainly for medicinal purposes (for example, in India). Garlic was used by many peoples: Greeks, Egyptians, Jews, Arabs. When excavating Egyptian tombs and opening sarcophagi, garlic was found in front of the mummies and in their bodies. It is also known that in ancient Egypt, garlic was included in the diet of people performing hard physical work (pyramid builders).
The vegetable is an integral ingredient in many national dishes. For example pizza, turret (Gascon garlic soup), aioli (Mediterranean sauce of olive oil, garlic and egg yolk), pickled heads of garlic (popular in Korea and Japan), or at least lard with garlic famous in Europe and many others. Can’t find quality garlic? In the Frutta Verde online store you will find the freshest and most delicious garlic at an affordable price.
The consumption of garlic is useful for the cardiovascular system: it normalizes blood pressure, lowers blood cholesterol, thins the blood, improves blood circulation. Garlic is a natural antibiotic and can prevent the development of influenza, and has a general antimicrobial effect on the body.
- Vitamin B1 – 0.10mg
- Vitamin B2 – 0.10mg
- Vitamin B3 – 0.80 mg
- Vitamin B5 – 0.60 mg
- Vitamin B6 – 1.20 mg