In fact the whole process from white to black (under high heat), is about a month long and involves placing white garlic on rotating trays in a machine that manages temperature and humidity.
No bad breath..hooray! But it gets better because it still retains all the superfood qualities and properties as the usual variety of garlic and contains ten times the antioxidants..yes ten times!
So now it is much less pungent, which makes it excellent as a snack (without you losing any friends!). It has a sweet and sour flavor...similar to fruit, making it much more different to standard garlic bulbs. It's also great for cooking too, and will make a 'mean' garlic sauce.
Chef's have likened it to "liquorice wine gum" and as being reminiscent of "roast garlic with undertones of malt and molasses".
The Washington Post describes it as “slightly sweet...has a licorice twist and a chewy texture. Its garlic flavor and aroma are present but diminished.”
Black Garlic Benefit..Loaded With Antioxidants!
Fermented garlic is not a new thing however. Forms of it have long been eaten for its health benefits in Japan and Korea.
Now, here is the really really good healthy bit.
Korean researchers found that Black Garlic is loaded with nearly twice as many
as raw garlic and also claim it has twice the health benefits too.
So, to make a comparison then black garlic has 198 units per gram of antioxidants compared with 119 units per gram in regular white garlic.
A fat soluble, called allicine, is found in regular garlic and is a naturally occuring antibiotic and anti-fungal.
When white garlic morphs into black garlic allicine is now turned into S-Allycysteine. This now becomes a water soluble antibiotic and anti-fungal, making it much easier for our bodies to absorb.
So the bottom line is that black garlic has more potent antibacterial properties than white garlic, and also the natural compounds (S-Allycysteine) have been proven to be a factor in cancer prevention.
Black Garlic Benefit...Immortality?
Black-garlic was rumored to grant immortality in Taoism mythology...ok, sorry we cannot guarantee that, however, it appears to be a great alternative for the normal white stuff, and double bubble benefits too!
Where Is The Best Place To Buy Black Garlic Supplements?
Currently, there are no black garlic dietary supplements on the market, however normal white garlic variety capsules are very easy to obtain..but be very careful and check out the quality of them before you make a purchase, as there are some very inferior products out there.
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