The origin of garlic
Like onions, garlic is an edible plant with medicinal benefits belonging to the amaryllis family. It is is native to South and South Asia, but has been successfully domesticated around the world as an undemanding plant that is well tolerant of extreme weather conditions.
During the drying process of the garlic, we actually preserve it, so the contents - the essential oils, vitamins, minerals - remain in the plant for a much longer time. Garlic granules are dried form of garlic that has been ground into granules, with a coarser texture of about 2-3 mm granules. It tastes more intense than garlic powder, which is also dried, but finer than granules and garlic flakes.
Dosage of garlic granules:
- ¼ teaspoon garlic granules = 1 medium clove raw garlic
- 1 teaspoon garlic granules = ½ teaspoon garlic powder
What foods can garlic granules be used for?
Garlic granules can be added as a substitute to any dish that uses raw garlic. We can flavor vegetables, meat and fish dishes, casseroles, grilled and fried dishes, soups, sauces, dressings, cottage cheese, cheese, and butter spreads.