Garlic is the universal spice which is used extensively around the world from China to the Americas, in French aioli, Turkish cacik, Vietnamese pho bo, Indian korma, Middle Eastern hummus and Greek skorthalia.
Garlic has a pungent, spicy flavour that mellows and sweetens considerably with cooking. While cooking softens the flavour, roasting gives garlic a well-balanced, delicate, nutty flavour.
Although garlic may not always bring good luck, protect against evil or ward of vampires, it is guaranteed to clear up unwanted acne, assist with cardio vascular health, lower high cholesterol while also acting as a natural antibiotic to stimulate your immune system. So next time you’re cooking up a storm in the kitchen be sure to mix in some garlic to increase your daily dose of Vitamin C and help ward off evil diseases.
Cooking & Food Pairing
Garlic is and essential ingredient in French, Italian, Spanish and Middle Eastern cooking. Garlic is often used as a base for stir fries, curries, soups and sauces and is gently simmered before onions and other spices are added. Garlic works wonderfully when matched with onions, ginger, basil, tumeric, greens, beans, spinach, chicken pork and seafood. Additionally garlic has the ability to modify other flavours such as tomato, chillies, onions and ginger.
For more information, click here to download a Garlic fact sheet
Gourmet Garden Garlic
Gourmet Garden Garlic is the perfect way to add some spice and robust flavour to your everyday cooking. Gourmet Garden Garlic’s handy tubes are mess free and allow every cook to keep their hands fresh and smelling like roses! No matter how you like your garlic Gourmet Garden has it covered with both a chunky and smooth variety. Additionally, our garlic is grown without the use of artificial pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers. Gourmet Garden Garlic is also great value with the equivalent of 23 cloves of fresh garlic in each tube.