5 Ways to Garlic Allicin benefits

5 Ways to Garlic Allicin benefits

The easiest 5 ways to garlic allicin benefits are below.  But first, do you know what Allicin is?  Allicin is an amino acid that is produced when garlic is smashed or crushed.  It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant abilities.

Let’s begin with garlic.    While some people aren’t fond of garlic, I absolutely love it.

Your garlic was planted and now you’re wondering when to harvest? One suggestion is look for two dead, dry leaves at the base of the plant, with a third leaf that is starting to die.  Once you’ve determined that it’s ready for harvest, gently and carefully pull the stalk or dig the garlic.  Next brush off any excess dirt.

After you have all of your garlic harvests, it’s time to cure it. To cure garlic means to allow it to dry out properly. You want lots of airflows and a cool place to cure it. Drying racks work great  As the garlic dries, the skins and paper wrappers surrounding the cloves shrink and tighten around the bulb, sealing it up in its own natural wrapper.

When the garlic is fully cured, the skins will be very papery and the foliage dry and crunchy. Garlic can last up to 6 months in storage.

Store the trimmed bulbs loosely in a basket in a cool, dark, and dry location. Sort through the garlic every now and then and pull out any bulbs that feel soft or have sprouted. Some varieties of garlic last longer in storage than others.

Medicinal benefits of Garlic

Garlic is loaded with vitamins and minerals like manganese, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and other antioxidants, and allicin.  

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces heart disease
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Boosts immunity with colds and flu
  • Reduce bone loss
  • Lowers fatigue in athletes
  • Benefits skin
  • Improve memory

If garlic is cooked 140 degrees or high the Allicin is killed.  Remember to add it to your food at the end of cooking.

The MOST medicinal benefit to garlic is when its consumed raw!  

Here are 5 easy ways to eat raw garlic:

  1. Homemade fresh salsa w/ garlic
  2. Quick salad dressing
  3. Garlic butter toast
  4. Mashed potatoes with chopped garlic
  5. Chopped garlic in honey; simply eat with a spoon



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