A member of the allium family that also includes onion, leeks, chives, and green onions. Used to flavor foods, garlic’s strong nature lends itself to being used cooked or raw. Originating in southern Europe, each head of garlic breaks into sixteen to eighteen bulbs and is used to flavor sauces, dressings, soups, stir-fry dishes, tapenades, or rubs. Do not keep garlic in the refrigerator as it compromises the flavor.Garlic has been shown to have antibacterial, anti-fungal and immune boosting properties as well as being a strong cancer fighter.
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