Garlic is the hardy bulbous portion under the earth of a plant with narrow leaves. Underground bulb consist of 5 to 35 small bulblets called ‘’cloves’’ and is surrounded by thin white, yellow or pinkish paper like sheath. A nature's wonder drug, garlic has a long list of health benefits. Dry Garlic Powder has a pungent and acid flavor and is acknowledged for its medicinal value.
Dehydrated Garlic :
Dry Garlic Powder is natural white or light yellow in color. The moisture content in this powder is up to 8% and the sulphur-di-oxide content is less than 10 ppm. Garlic flakes are simply dehydrated bits of garlic that can be stored for long periods of time and used in all sorts of foods.
The spice is used as a condiment or for seasoning in different cuisines. Garlic is widely used in vegetable, meat and poultry dishes, especially in casserole, stew and marinade. It is also used to prepare Pizzas, Biriyani, curries etc. In the Mediterranean sauces, raw garlic has wide usage. Garlic is taken as pickles and as important ingredient for vinegar. Besides this, garlic is used as a spice in various cuisines to add that extra flavor and taste. A roasted garlic flavor can add zest to a dish without being offensive. Garlic flakes can easily be added to soups and stews to add a bit of flavor. The used of fried garlic flakes in a meat loaf also ensures an infusion of taste in the finished product. Casseroles can also be enhanced with the use of garlic flakes. Essentially, any recipe that includes cooking time and some sort of liquid is all that is needed. As the flakes absorb some of the juices or liquids during the cooking process, the flakes release the garlic flavor, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.
Garlic oil finds use in pharmaceuticals and as disinfectants. It lowers cholesterol level, reverse high blood pressure, boost your immune system, overcome fatigue, and resist cold and flu and many other benefits. Garlic has many healing properties, but the most research has been done on its potential to help reduce heart disease. Garlic has been intensively studied, and numerous large studies have shown that taking supplements that mimic fresh garlic can significantly lower LDL cholesterol levels without hurting beneficial HDL cholesterol levels. Garlic appears to act by blocking the liver from making too much LDL cholesterol.
There is also some evidence that garlic supplements can mildly lower blood pressure by dilating or expanding blood vessels. And garlic helps prevent blood clots -- and therefore reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke -- by decreasing the stickiness of platelets, which are tiny disk-shaped bodies in the blood that are necessary for blood clotting. When platelets are too sticky, they form clumps that can adhere to artery walls and contribute to clogged arteries.
One of the oldest uses of garlic, however, is as an antibiotic. Garlic kills a range of microbes, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites, and can be effective against such conditions as athlete's foot, thrush (a fungal infection of the mouth), viral diarrhea, and the ulcer-causing bacteria Helicobacter pylori. Only fresh garlic or supplements that mimic it have these effects.