Garlic has been cultivated for several centuries and originates from Central Asia. It comes from the family of liliaceae, the same family to which leeks and onions belong. It is a spice that cannot be absent in our kitchens, it takes a great prominence in dishes where it is the main ingredient as in garlic soups or garlic cod.
What are the properties of garlic?
The consumption of garlic provides a great nutritional value and different properties. It contains vitamin C, which is essential for development and growth, and vitamin B6, which is important for brain development and maintaining a healthy nervous system. It provides many minerals such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. The different antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-flu properties help to improve health and our defenses.
How are garlic flakes used?
The use of garlic flakes is ideal for dishes with a long elaboration especially in broths, stews and sauces. It is necessary to leave a long time so that it hydrates well and incorporates all the flavor and properties in the elaboration. In order to be able to fry the flakes being dehydrated and it must be previously hydrated in warm water for 15 minutes. Its aroma is spicy and with a sweet touch when cooked.