Featured Ingredient: Garlic

A household must that makes everything taste good! Currently in season here, us Brits adore garlic’s unique flavour and versatility. Whether it be on bread, in a sauce, part of a marinade or simply roasted, here in the UK we are one of so many countries that see it a superstar ingredient.
 Garlic has been considered for thousands of years a superfood thanks to its antibacterial powers. Renowned for its ability to strengthen the immune system, these small bulbs help lower blood pressure, are high in antioxidants and manganese, which is vital in the formation of bones in growing children.
  1. Always use fresh garlic over powdered to get the full health benefits it has to offer.
  2. When buying fresh, look for firm bulbs with no bruising and the paper still in tact.
  3. The more you damage the garlic’s cell walls the stronger the flavour. Crush for a stronger taste, chop for a milder one.
  4. The best way to get rid of garlic breathe is eating fats or munching on fresh parsley!
  5. To remove the smell of garlic from your hands rub them with a lemon wedge.
  6. Invest in a garlic press for a faster, less fiddly way to crush your garlic.
  7. When roasting, keep in its skins until cooked and the cloves will pop out easily.
  8. Big foodies, experiment with raw elephant garlic in salads for a serious superfood fix!
  9. When cooking onions and garlic together, always sauté your onions before adding the garlic, which has a quicker cooking time so can burn easily.
  10. When storing, remember bulbs can last for months but individual cloves have a shorter life span!

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