Used in Italian, Asian, and Indian cooking, garlic has been in our diets for over 5000 years. Garlic is a member of the Allium family, which is closely related to the onion and comprised of a bulbous root which provides a distinctive punchy aroma.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Abundant in manganese which is a cofactor with the antioxidant superoxide dismutase that helps eradicate harmful free radicals that cause cellular damage. (1)

 

  • Provides vitamin C antioxidants that maintains the healthy formation of bones and connective tissues, bone metabolism, calcium absorption, and proper thyroid function. (2) (3)

 

 

  • Raw crushed garlic, left for 5-10 minutes, is said to provide the most nutrients as the enzymes oxidise to form compounds named Allicin which unlock powerful antioxidants which help reduce blood pressure, heart disease and even the onset of cancer. (4)

 

 

  • Contains good levels vitamin B6 and phosphorous which are essential to regulate blood flow and increase your metabolic rate. (5)

 

  • Has the ability to remove heavy metals from the blood to the prevention of numerous ailments, such as the common cold, hardening of the arteries, and gangrene, destroying contaminants in baby formula, and even in slowing the aging process. (6)

 

 

Garlic Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 clove (3 grams), raw

  Amt. Per
Serving
% Daily
Value*
Calories 4
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1 g 0%
Dietary Fibre 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium1 % Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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