Garlic

Allium Sativum

Origin

Garlic comes from southwestern Siberia, central Asian, and Southern Asia. It is one of the oldest plants

Health Benefits

Garlic helps fight the common cold, it can lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and it can improve bone health

Common Culinary Uses

the bulb is the most commonly used plant. It is used for its flavor

Garlic lovers Beef (2 servings)

1 and 1/4 pounds lean steak, cut into 1 inch cubes

5/8 medium head garlic, peeled

5/8 bay leaves

3/8 large onion, sliced into rings

3 and 1/4 large black olives (optional)

3/8 (28 ounces) can crushed tomatoes

1 tablespoon and 2 1/4 teaspoons olive oil

Interesting Facts

April 19th is national garlic day

Garlic contains 17 amino acids

China produces 66% of the worlds garlic

Allium phobia is the fear of garlic

Garlic is a member of the Lily family