There is no doubt that garlic is a common ingredient in all national cuisines around the world, due to the fact that it is highly versatile and healthy.
Despite its countless health benefits, its unique taste and aroma enrich all kinds of dishes.
Garlic is rich in potent medicinal properties as it is abundant in essential nutrients, and low in calories, containing only 42 calories per serving. It is high in vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, selenium, potassium, and calcium.
Yet, you will benefit from it the most if you consume organic garlic, and grow it at home instead of buying it, as it may have been grown using various dangerous chemicals.
First of all, let us repeat its most important health benefits:
Promotes heart health
The consumption of garlic lowers the risk of heart diseases and aids the body to process cholesterol easily. Moreover, it also reduces high blood pressure.
Strengthens the Immune System.
Garlic effectively strengthens the immune system and fights sickness, like the common cold. To be more specific, its regular consumption lowers the risk of sickness by 63%.
This is how to grow garlic at home:
- Break the garlic bulb into cloves and place them in damp, loose soil, to be a few inches deep, with the pointed side facing outwards.
- Then, as soon as it sprouts, water it regularly but not overwater it, as it does not need much water.
- To preserve its taste, cut off the flowers that bloom. When it reaches 5-6 leaves, you can oil it up!
Enjoy the impressive health benefits of your own, homegrown, organic garlic!