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Garlic, that deliciously smelly vegetable, has been around for several thousand years and is widely used as both a food flavoring and traditional medicine by people everywhere. Grown underground, it is very easy to grow and can be grown year-around. It is a hardy plant and is not easily susceptible to pests or diseases, making it easy to grow at home, if desired.

Among the most delicious uses of this herb includes an flavorful infusion for oils, dipping sauces, and for general cooking many typical cuisines from around the world. It is an extremely healthy vegetable to include as part of your diet and is rich is vitamins, minerals, and other healthy benefits: rich in vitamin B6, C, and minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, and others. Among other health benefits, garlic has been shown to reduce cardiovascular disease, the chances of developing some forms of cancer, support the body’s detox processes, and serve as an antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial agent. Other, less knows uses include serving as an adhesive in mending glass and porcelain and as an insecticide to control the cabbage root fly and red mite in poultry!

For more information about this wonderfully delicious, and highly beneficial and versatile herb, visit How Nutrition’s Garlic: 7 Proven Health & Therapeutic Benefits.

Sources:
Garlic. March, 2017. Wikipedia www.wikipedia.com.

Garlic. March, 2017. WebMd www.webmd.com.

Garlic. March, 2017. World’s Healthiest Foods www.whfoods.com.

 

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