Garlic, The Raw Truth
November 30, 2011 7:55pm CST
Raw garlic may prevent blood clots and control blood pressure, but most recipes call for cooked garlic. I have come across an article that scientist in US and Argentina have decided to look into the benefit of both. They try to heat the bulb several ways and found out that when baked or boiled for up to three minutes, its just as healthy as raw. Crushed garlic is even better for it retains some benefits when cooked for up to six minutes. Crushing seems to release more of the healthy thiosulfinates content on it. Microwaved garlic, however, neutralized garlic's anti clotting effects. On the other hand sauteed garlic also keeps its heart-healthy benefit. So my friends, the next time you are making a garlicky dish, add garlic near end of the cooking and crush it for more taste and benefit.
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8 Dec 12
hi, before i really don't eat garlic especially the fried one because of the taste,but when i have been searched that garlic have many benefits in our health,i add many garlic sometimes crashed garlic to my dish,because eating garlic is a good anti oxidant and good for the heart too because it will control bad cholesterol in our body.
• United Arab Emirates
6 Jan 12
if you want one good and tasty dish with raw crushed garlic here is mine: take boiled potatos mash them then add crushed garlic,salt,lemonjuice,chopped tomatoes,chopped onion,pepper,some chopped ginger and a dash of mustard oil and just mix it,,hmmmmmmmmm its so yummy and so handy with all the ingredients,.. try and let me know u liked it..
• United States
2 Dec 11
I use garlic occasionally. Its been about 20 years since I had raw garlic. It was given to me as a cold remedy mixed with honey as a child. I prefer to use onions to flavor a dish. I am going to start crushing the garlic before cooking. I don't care for eating it raw. No one talked about the strong odor that lingers, very unpleasant! I suggest no raw garlic before kissing unless your partner is a garlic fan as well.
1 Dec 11
Natural things like that are very good for us, garlic, ginger and even cinnamon are very good for our health, I think we should really look into all these things and maybe a lot of people can come off medications that are not so good in the long term.
• United States
1 Dec 11
I use garlic and onions in almost everything that I make. I slice it thinly or chopped finely in order to get the most 'garlic-y' taste. I do, however, cook it longer than 6 minutes. I also use it raw in green salads. Surely, somewhere along the way I've received the benefits.