Garlic is a herb that is related to leeks, onion, and chives, which is commonly used for the blood and heart system. Garlic contains the chemical called allicin, which is responsible for its smell.
Garlic powder is obtained from dehydrated garlic. It is a common spice mix used in cooking to enhance the flavor of the food. It is an essential seasoning in many cuisines, including Korean, Chinese, Greek, Italian, and Mexican.
It is used in various dishes like pizzas, soups, stews, pasta, sauces, and salad dressings. The powdered garlic spreads evenly and gives a rich essence to your recipe. The flavor is mellow and deeper than fresh garlic. Ground garlic powder offers more benefits than fresh garlic.
How To Take Garlic?
If you want to consume herbal supplements, you have to get the advice of your doctor first. If you choose to consume garlic, use it based on the recommendation of your healthcare provider. Don’t use garlic in different forms like tablets, cloves, oil, etc without any medical advice. Using different forms of garlic will increase the risk of overdosage.
Nutritional Value of Garlic Powder
3 grams of garlic powder (i.e, of about 1 clove) contains
- Carbs: 1 gram
- Calories: 4.5
- Protein: 0.2 grams
- Fiber: 0.06 grams
- Vitamin C: 1%
- Vitamin B6: 2%
- Selenium: 1%
- Manganese: 2%
Directions to use: Use 1/4 tsp. garlic powder instead of 1 fresh garlic clove.
Health Benefits of Garlic Powder
- Strengthens your immune system
- Regular consumption of garlic can keep you away from heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases.
- The active compounds in garlic help in reducing blood pressure.
- Improves HDL cholesterol and lowers LDL cholesterol.
- The antioxidants fight against oxidative damage and also reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Helps in detoxification
- Reduces fatigue
- Improves bone health
Consuming garlic is safe for most people. But overconsumption of garlic may cause some side effects like heartburn, bad breath, diarrhea, and gas. These side effects are worst while taking raw garlic. It also causes the risk of bleeding for some people. Most of the garlic products like paste, gel, and mouthwash are safe for up to 3 months. But it may also have a chance of skin damage that is similar to burn. Raw garlic is not a good idea to apply on the skin, it may cause severe skin irritation.
Our organic garlic powder is 100% pure and is made by drying and dehydrating garlic. First, the cloves are separated and left for sun drying. It is then ground into a fine powder and packed in a container.