Find out the facts beyond the flavour of this Pasta Pantry favourite!
Ahhhh, garlic – not only a Pasta Pantry staple for nearly 25 years but a worldwide seasoning and medicinal agent used for several thousands of years! Found in nearly all of our dishes, there’s a reason we’re always exclaiming “Bring On The Garlic”! Garlic adds that perfect zest and spice, sweetening up when cooked and adding heat when raw. We all have our favourite variation (some more than others!) but garlic is here to stay when it comes to Italian cuisine. Here’s a few fun facts about glorious garlic!
The average person consumes around two pounds of garlic per year, which works out to about 302 cloves per person per year, as each clove typically weighs about 3 grams.
Garlic hosts a whole array of health benefits, including the ability to lower cholesterol, combat heart disease and nourish the body with tons of vitamins, minerals and powerful antioxidants.
You can use garlic to clear up skin issues! Battle acne and cold sores by slicing a clove in half and applying directly to the skin. The antibacterial properties help accelerate the healing process.
Garlic can be used to make glue (who knew!) The sticky juice in the cloves is often used as an adhesive, especially for delicate, fragile projects like broken glass. Crush the cloves to get to the sticky stuff!
And, last but not least, garlic is the standard remedy to stave off vampires.