- Once upon a time it was used as currency.
- In the days of the pharaohs, ancient Egyptians considered garlic so valuable that they placed it in tombs, including in King Tut’s.
- Ancient Greeks gave it to Olympian athletes for strength and stamina.
- In India, 5,000-year-old Sanskrit records describe its curative properties.
Why should you let Garlic sit for 5–10 minutes?
To get most health benefits from Garlic, let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes, after cutting and before eating or cooking. Waiting 5–10 minutes allows the health-promoting allicin to form. If you do not let it sit, allicin is never formed, so it is worth the wait. What is Allicin?
I was having dinner with some friends one evening. My friend made a stir fry with lots of garlic in it. She told me that she could only eat organic garlic because when she ate non-organic garlic, she would have extreme digestive problems.
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