Garlic

Garlic (allium sativum) is a round bulb shaped vegetable with a papery white skin and multiple inner cloves.

Health Benefits of Garlic

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How to choose Garlic

Look for bunches which are hard to the touch, and avoid any that have sprouts.

Climate and origin

It is not yet known where garlic originated, it is likely in Southeast Asia, however, different species sprouted all over the world.

Taste

Garlic is one of the most fundamental and important culinary vegetables. Raw it has a sharp picante taste which is extremely pungent. Sauteed it has an earthy pungent taste. Roasted in the skin it has a sweet pungent taste.

Miscellaneous information

Known in mythology to ward off vampires and werewolves, garlic is now prescribed to fight more realistic pests like mosquitoes.

Similar tasting produce

Onion, Shallot

Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Garlic + Complete Nutrition Facts

Carbohydrates | Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) | Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) | Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) | Vitamin B6 | Vitamin C | Calcium | Dietary Fiber | Magnesium | Phosphorus | Manganese | Selenium | Iron | Potassium | Copper | Zinc |

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Nutrition Facts
Garlic raw                    
Serving Size 100g
Calories 149
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5g1%
    Saturated Fat 0.089g0%
Cholesterol 0mg~%
Sodium 17mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 33.1g11%
    Dietary Fiber 2.1g8%
    Sugar 1g~
Protein 6.4g~
Vitamin A0%Vitamin C52%
Calcium18%Iron9%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 9IU0%
    Retinol equivalents 0μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-carotene 5μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 0μg~
Vitamin C 31.2mg52%
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.08mg0%
Vitamin K 1.7μg2%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone ~μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
Thiamin 0.2mg13%
Riboflavin 0.11mg6%
Niacin 0.7mg4%
Pantothenic acid 0.596mg6%
Vitamin B6 1.235mg62%
Folate 3μg1%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 3μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 3μg~
Choline 23.2mg~
Lycopene 0μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin 16μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 181mg18%
Iron 1.7mg9%
Magnesium 25mg6%
Phosphorus 153mg15%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 401mg11%
Zinc 1.16mg8%
Copper 0.299mg15%
Manganese 1.672mg84%
Selenium 14.2μg20%
Water 58.58g~
Ash 1.5g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio0.09
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio11.45
Total Omega 3s20mg
18D3 Linolenic20mg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)~mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)0mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic~mg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)0mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)0mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)0mg
Total Omega 6s229mg
18D2229mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)~mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)~mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)~mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic~mg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)~mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)~mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)~mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Histidine 113mg16%
Isoleucine 217mg16%
Leucine 308mg11%
Lysine 273mg13%
Methionine 76mg10%
Phenylalanine 183mg21%
Threonine 157mg15%
Tryptophan 66mg24%
Valine 291mg16%
Stats
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
7.45%
Percent Water Composition 58.6%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.19


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