Garlic’s consumption has always largely been spread during ancient history: Greek athletes used to chew it before all their sport performances to get better results, and even Egyptians used to give it to their slaves employed in Pyramids’ construction, in order to defeat tiredness when they were at work. Today garlic is well-known for its important benefits to heart and blood pressure, and for its anticancer properties. Furthermore, it has a low calorie intake, but, at the same time, it’s an excellent source of minerals such as calcium, potassium, selenium, phosphorus, and a source of vitamins too, such as vitamin C and some B group’s vitamins.
A strong and a gentle taste at the same time, it’s delicious when preserved in oil. Excellent as appetizer, or with bread crumbles and cold cuts. A perfect side for meat dishes with a strong taste.